2018 Featured Speakers

Dr Jeanette Young, Chief Health Officer and Deputy Director-General Prevention Division, Department of Health, Queensland Government

Dr Young has been the Queensland Chief Health Officer since 2005. Previously she worked in a range of positions in Queensland and Sydney. She has specialist qualifications as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and as a Fellow by Distinction of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom.

Her role as Chief Health Officer and Deputy Director-General includes responsibility for health disaster planning and response; aero-medical retrieval services; licensing of private hospitals; and policy regarding organ and tissue donation; blood, poisons and medicines; cancer screening; communicable diseases; environmental health; preventive health; and medical workforce planning and leadership.

Ms Katarina Carroll, Commissioner, Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (QFES)

Invited Speakers:

  • Ms Katherine Jones, Deputy Secretary, National Security and Emergency Management Group, Attorney-General’s Department
  • Mr Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Professor Samuel Harvey, Head, Workplace Mental Health Research Program, University of New South Wales

Plenary Panel

Different Perspectives on Disaster Plenary Panel

  • Dr Erin Smith, Senior Lecturer, Paramedical Science, Edith Cowan University (chair)
  • Marian Fontana – 9/11 wife of responder
  • Gill Hicks – victim, London Bombings
  • Cameron Anderson – responder