Dr Tognolini is a Staff Specialist Anaesthetist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland. She has recently commenced a higher research degree, Doctor of Philosophy, through the University of Queensland on intraoperative lignocaine infusions in bariatric patients. Her other research interests include improving anaesthesia management for major gastrointestinal and pelvic exenteration surgery. Dr Tognolini is also a co-founder and executive committee member of the Queensland Anaesthetic Registrars’ Research Collaborative (QARRC), a state-wide trainee research network that promotes and undertakes research and quality improvement projects for anaesthetic trainees.

Dr Tognolini receives PhD supervision from Professor V Eley and Professor Jason Roberts.

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