Kelly is a PhD Candidate and Senior Clinical Research Associate with the Critical Care and Trauma Division and an Honorary Research Fellow for the Australian Sepsis Network. Kelly is involved in multiple projects in the Division with her main research interest being long-term outcomes and economics of critical illness.
Kelly has worked in health care since 2004 and joined The George Institute in 2012 to undertake full-time clinical research. Prior to joining The George Institute, Kelly worked as a Registered Nurse, specialising in cardiothoracic intensive care at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.
In 2016, Kelly obtained a Master of Public Health, specialising in economic evaluation from UNSW. Kelly is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy at The University of New South Wales looking at a suite of epidemiological and economic outcome analyses for patients who survive critical illness, with a focus on patients who survive sepsis and septic shock.