Dr Karen Hammad

Academic Status

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Health Sciences
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Karen is an Associate Director at the Torrens Resilience Institute in Adelaide, South Australia through which she maintains a strong focus on research dedicated to preparing health professionals to more effectively respond to disasters and emergencies. Karen is also currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University where she coordinates post graduate emergency nursing topics and an interdisciplinary Masters degree in disaster health care. Karen has a background in emergency nursing and has worked as an emergency department nurse since 1997. Karen is a fellow of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia and continues to work in the emergency department on a casual basis.


PhD, RN, BN (Hons), GradDipEmergNsg

Teaching interests
emergency nursing, disaster and emergency preparedness
Topic coordinator
DISH8001 Introduction to Disaster Health
DISH8003 Health Management of Major Incidents
DISH8004 International Disaster Practice
DISH8005 professional Experience in Disaster Deployment
DISH8006 Surgical Management in Disaster Healthcare
DISH8008 Health Logistics of Disaster Deployment
DISH9001 Building Disaster Resilience - the new paradigm
NURS8750 Emergency Nursing Practice 1
NURS8752 Emergency Nursing Practice 2
Supervisory interests
Disaster health
Disaster nursing
Emergency department
Emergency department presentations during disasters
  • disaster health
  • emergency nursing

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