Emma is an Emergency Physician in Auckland, New Zealand. She has been involved in disaster preparedness and response in New Zealand and globally over the last ten years, having worked as the NZMAT clinical director, deployed for NZMAT and Respond Global, and worked for WHO supporting Governments’ in the WPRO, SEARO and PAHO regions develop deployable health teams to respond to outbreak and sudden onset disasters. This work also involves supporting Ministries of Health to integrate health response into National disaster preparedness plans. She contributed to the latest edition of WHO’s Minimum Standards for Emergency Medical Teams and is currently Clinical Technical Consultant for the Western Pacific Regional Office for the World Health Organisation for Emergency Medical Teams.
Emma is a member of ACEM’s Global Emergency Care Committee and is passionate about building collaboration and understanding between those that deliver clinical care with public health and health logistics and operational support, an often under appreciated role by clinicians. She acts as the clinical advisor for the health emergency management team in Auckland. Her current primary New Zealand project is to improve cohesiveness in health’s mass casualty and major incident planning across New Zealand.