What is your role during a disaster? Do you have a disaster plan? What factors would affect your willingness and ability to help? Assistant Professor Jamie Ranse's lecture is not to be missed as he discusses the fact that preparation on paper does not always translate when a real disaster hits.
Jamie is currently employed as a research fellow in emergency care. This is a joint appointment between Griffith University and the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service. His work focuses on emergency health care, primarily in the areas of high-visibility, high-consequence events that are either planned, such as mass gatherings/major events, or unplanned, such as disasters. Jamie completed his Doctor of Philosophy in 2017 at Flinders University. Using a phenomenological approach he researched Australian nurses experience of assisting in the out-of-hospital disaster environment. Jamie is an active member of a number of national and international nursing associations. He is a fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and College of Emergency Nursing Australasia. Additionally, Jamie chairs both the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, International Mass Gathering Special Interest Group, and the Australian College of Nursing Disaster Health Community of Interest. Jamie volunteered with St John Ambulance Australia for over 20 years, previously holding the high-level national strategic position of chief nurse. His work can be viewed here: www.jamieranse.com.