Erin is a Senior Lecturer in Disaster and Emergency Response within the School of Medical Sciences and is the Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Disaster and Emergency Response.
Dr Erin Smith has extensive experience teaching and researching within the multidisciplinary fields of prehospital and disaster response. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine where she also holds the positions of Convenor of the Psychosocial Special Interest Group and Deputy Chair of the Oceania Chapter. Erin currently volunteers as a Research Consultant with The Code 9 Foundation, a charity established to help first responders with mental health illness support each other through both face-to-face and online peer-to-peer support. Erin also writes a monthly column "Let's Talk Mental Health" for the Australian Emergency Services Magazine. She is a member of the Research Committee of the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine (ANZCP), a Research Mentor for the ANZCP's mentor scheme and a member of the Victoria Chapter of Paramedics Australasia (PA). Erin sits on the Editorial Boards of the journals Prehospital and Disaster Medicine and the Journal of High Threat and Austere Medicine. She is an active peer reviewer and is widely published in the literature. Recognised around the world for her research on the long-term impact on the 9/11 first responders, Erin is passionate about exploring the mental health challenges associated with disaster and prehospital response.
The long-term impact of 9/11 on first responders; Professional role and responsibility of paramedics during disaster; Evidence-based disaster health; Secondary trauma among qualitative disaster researchers.
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