Professor Alison Hutton is an Assistant Dean Education and International at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health Medicine and Wellbeing at the University of Newcastle in Australia. Prof. Hutton’s 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). She is particularly interested in health promotion at events, and how to support young people to be safe and healthy whilst they are out enjoying themselves.
For many years Dr. Hutton has worked for the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in the areas of emergency preparedness and disaster competencies. She led an international review in 2015 and was part of the group of expert nurses who developed the second iteration of the ICN Disaster Competencies in 2019. She is the current international lead of the Tier 3 Disaster competencies. Alison is also an Adjunct at the Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University and a founding member of the World Health Organization Collaboration Centre for Mass Gatherings and Global Health Security.