Improving global prehospital and emergency medicine, public health, and disaster health care and preparedness

Joe Cuthbertson

Joe is a Paramedic in Perth, Western Australia (WA) and is currently working in clinical quality and safety for a regional health authority. He has worked in the prehospital field for the last 15 years in clinical, aeromedical retrieval, disaster health management, and governance roles. He has a strong belief in public health and believes that disaster health practice can be enhanced through the application of public health principles and practice.

Joe is the previous chair of the WADEM Emergency Medical Response SIG, and is undertaking a PhD examining Disaster Health practice at Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative, a research unit of the Monash University Accident Research Centre and designated WHO Collaborating Centre for Violence, Injuries, and Disabilities. Joe supports the further development of WADEM to advocate and promote the improvement of disaster and emergency health practice.