Dr Bridget Kool (RGON, BHSc(Nurs), MPH, PhD), is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academic), at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Science. She was a paediatric surgical nurse for 25 years, and former paediatric trauma coordinator at Starship.
She has completed an MPH and a PhD both focusing on injury epidemiology. Her current research interests focus on trauma outcomes, EMS access, the role of alcohol in injury, and child injury. She is co-Director of the University of Auckland’s Injury and Trauma Research Group. She is a former New Zealand President of the Australasian Epidemiological Association, and Associate Editor for Injury. She is an invited member of the Statistics New Zealand Working Group for Serious Injury Information, she chairs the Safekids NZ Advisory Board.
Bridget and her husband Tom have four adult children. She describes herself as an ‘active relaxer‘, and enjoys snow and water-skiing, surfing, tramping and gardening.