Emily Ragus is passionate about looking at reducing gender inequalities within healthcare, particularly within disasters.
Emily is currently based in Jordan with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Emily teaches Mass Casualty Management as a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Delegate in Amman, Jordan.
Emily has a Bachelor of Nursing from Queensland University of Technology, an International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) from Fordham University in New York City, and received the university medal for academic excellence when completing her Masters of Global Development at Griffith University in Brisbane.
Emily will be commencing her PhD in gender inequalities within climate related disasters, at the University of Amsterdam in 2021, after having been awarded the prestigious Sir John Monash Scholarship.
Professionally, Emily has 15 years emergency nursing experience which includes helicopter trauma retrievals and remote areas nursing within the Australian outback. She has tutored for Fordham University in Geneva, teaching first aid in the field for IDHA students.
In 2016, Emily was part of a large scale aeromedical retrieval response that was activated for a mass casualty event which occurred in the Indo-Pacific. During this mission she noted the need for improved aeromedical cohesion with other responding agencies within a disaster. This led Emily to pursue, and subsequently be awarded, the 2018 Winston Churchill fellowship.
Previously, she coordinated the Major Incident Medical Management and Support education programs within Queensland, as well as being actively involved in Australia’s internationally deployable WHO verified Emergency Medical Team.
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