School of Health and Related Research
I graduated in 2010 with a Master of Arts degree, specializing in disaster management from Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
I am currently working in the field of Health Emergency Management in the Province of British Columbia, Canada and have over 14 years of experience in this discipline. I hold the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation and have published articles in the healthcare leadership and risk reduction space.
I began my PhD studies in October of 2022.
- Research interests
My PhD research will look at health system adaptation to climate change and building resiliency at the local level through a multi-country analysis.
My research interests include
- health leadership and crisis management
- community mental health needs in disaster response and recovery
- vulnerable populations and health service access during large-scale evacuations
- Healthcare system leadership and climate change: five lessons for improving health systems resiliency. BMJ Leader. View this article in WRRO
- Preparing for the next COVID-19 wave in Canada : managing the crisis facing emergency management leaders in healthcare organisations. BMJ Leader. View this article in WRRO
- Canadian health emergency management professionals’ perspectives on the prevalence and effectiveness of disaster preparedness activities in response to COVID-19. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 60. View this article in WRRO
- Teaching interests
Healthcare disaster management
- Professional activities
Certified Emergency Manager: International Association of Emergency Managers
Conference presenter (E-Poster): Health response lessons learned to increasingly complex environmental hazards in the Canadian Province of British Columbia. UK Healthcare Security Agency Conference, 2022
Conference presenter (Plenary): Stay or Go? Risk vs Benefit of Evacuating Frail Residents. Emergency Preparedness BC Conference, 2022.