Nyree was drawn into the disaster health arena by progressing her studies as an emergency nurse for the past 27 years. Completing post-graduate studies in Critical Care Emergency Nursing, Health Promotion, Health Professional Education, Masters of Nursing and Masters of Disaster Health. It was not until her final subject of health impacts from climate change, did all her training gel together resulting in identifying critical gaps within the healthcare system in addressing this phenomenon.
From teaching standard emergency hospital codes, Nyree’s emergency management practices have expanded into writing and planning for more relevant scenarios of heatwaves, bushfires, emerging pathogen pandemics, and business continuity planning. As a member of local and international organizations including College of Emergency Nursing Association, Australian College of Nursing, and WADEM, Nyree’s goals are to complete her PhD. in the near future and to continue to educate emergency nurses to recognize climate change health implications within Emergency Departments.