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

Rowena Christiansen

Posted by: Andrew Lavelle; 23 March 2016; 6:52 pm

Dr. Rowena Christiansen is a medical educator in the Melbourne Medical School and Medical Officer at Ormond College, both part of the University of Melbourne, and also works in the prehospital arena as an emergency doctor. Her medical experience includes Registrar positions in Anesthetics, Rural and Remote/Emergency Medicine, and Neonatal/Pediatrics (and some O&G training). She has undertaken post-graduate qualifications in Civil Aviation Medicine, Child Health and Emergency Health (majoring in Disaster Health and Emergency Management) and Space Studies. Rowena enjoys sharing her knowledge as a BLS, ALS, and PALS instructor. She has special interests in disaster management, prehospital and wilderness medicine, extreme environments, and aerospace medicine.

Dr. Christiansen is currently the Chair of the Australian Ski Patrol Association Medical Advisory Committee, the RACGP representative on the Australian Resuscitation Council and ANZCOR, and an independent member of the Ambulance Victoria Quality Committee. She is a member of the WADEM Oceania chapter and Disaster Metrics, EMR and Mass Gatherings sections. Dr. Christiansen is currently undertaking research related to expeditionary medicine and resuscitation science. In addition to her medical career, she also has a wealth of experience as a lawyer, management consultant, and small business owner/operator.