Timothy Spencer is a Vascular Access Consultant. Tim’s nursing background and qualifications are in Intensive Care Nursing, Ultrasound and Clinical Nutrition. 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 and led for over 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.
Tim helped pioneer the role of the advanced vascular access specialist in Australia and assisted with other vascular access specialist roles around the United States. He is actively involved in current vascular access education and clinical issues, research and mentoring, both locally and internationally. He is fully trained in ultrasound, and facilitates the advancing role of ultrasound-guided vascular access procedures and the education it requires. He presents regularly, both nationally and internationally, and is regarded as a clinical expert in his field.
Tim was a Conjoint Lecturer at the University of New South Wales and is on the Editorial Review Board for the 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 for Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC) and was the first Australian clinician to be Vascular Access Board Certified.
He is also the Founding President of the Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS), founded in 2009. He currently is the Presidential Advisor to the AVAS Board.