Timothy Spencer is a Vascular Access Specialist. His clinical background and qualifications are in Intensive Care Nursing, Advanced Clinical Nutrition and Vascular Access and Ultrasound. Previously, Tim was the Clinical Nurse Consultant of the Central Venous Access and Parenteral Nutrition Service at the Liverpool Hospital, Sydney Australia, which he established in 1996 and led for 21 years. He has been instrumental in progressing the scope of clinician practices and also in contributions to clinical research and supportive literature in promoting patient safety and improved clinical practices and outcomes in Vascular Access, particularly in the non-physician area.
Tim helped pioneer the role of the advanced vascular access specialist in Australia. He is currently involved in vascular access simulation and education, research projects and clinical mentoring. He is fully trained in ultrasound, and facilitates the advancing role of ultrasound-guided vascular access procedures and the education it requires. He presents constantly, both nationally and internationally, and is regarded as a clinical expert in his field.
Tim held a Conjoint Lecturer position at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and is on the Editorial Review Board for several academic publications - Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (JAVA), Journal of Vascular Access (JVA) and Vascular Access, the official publication for the Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS). He was previously a Director at Large (voluntary) for Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC) and was the first Australian clinician to be Vascular Access Board Certified in 2014.
As the Founding President of the Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS), founded in 2009, he remains the Presidential Advisor to the current AVAS Board.
Now, he is the Consultant Director for Global Vascular Access, LLC - a small consultancy company that engages in clinical simulation, clinician education and compliance for vascular access-related issues.