Help society to prepare, respond and recover from natural and manmade hazards and disruptive events that produce new challenges for our health sector.
Worldwide, health emergencies, including disaster events, novel disease outbreaks and deliberate attacks on communities, are challenging the capacity and capability of our health systems. Health security is an increasingly important focus for those charged with protecting our communities from the impact of these natural and man-made threats to health.
A PhD provides the opportunity to deepen specialised/advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in disaster health management and/or health security, to apply these in a range of situations, and to contribute to the current and future development responses to health emergencies globally.
Why undertake a PhD in Health Emergencies and Health Security at Flinders
There are a range of exciting PhD opportunities aligned to the Torrens Resilience Institute (TRI), one of Australia’s longest-standing research institutes dedicated to disaster preparedness and management with research advancing the concept of resilience at a global level, helping organisations, communities and nations balance emergency preparedness and prevention, relief and recovery. The TRI is a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Mass Gatherings and Global Health Security.
Potential areas of research focus could be:
Your research will have the potential to influence policy and practice in your field to deliver more successful outcomes and to perform advanced emergency management and response roles that apply to Australia’s disaster response in national and international settings.
The Torrens Resilience Institute (TRI) is one of Australia’s longest-standing research institutes dedicated to disaster preparedness and management. Our research is advancing the concept of resilience and helping organisations, communities and nations balance disaster preparedness and prevention, response and recovery.
|Professor Paul Arbon||Disaster, disaster health and community resilience building, emergency management, global health security|
|Professor Peter A. Leggat||Disaster health and emergency response, tropical diseases, aerospace and travel health and safety, indigenous studies, drowning prevention|
|Professor Trish Williams||Health informatics and national security legislation|
|Associate Professor Lidia Mayner||Disaster health, public health, global health governance, emergency department
|Associate Professor Kirstin Ross||Health education, environmental health, community health, indigenous communities, parasites|
|Dr Harriet Whiley||Public health, water distribution systems, drinking water treatment, food policy and regulation, environmental health|
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