Author Biography

Qualifications BHlthInfoManagement GradCertClinTrials GradDipClinEpi MClinEpi PhD

Background Clinical Epidemiology Public Health Disaster Health and Emergency Preparedness

Current Erin is a Research Fellow and Lecturer with the Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice at Monash University. Erin also acts as Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate Emergency Health (Disaster Health & Emergency Preparedness) and is Field Coordinator of the Cochrane Collaboration's Prehospital and Emergency Health Field. Erin is Section Editor (Cochrane Corner) of the Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care, and member of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM), Australian College of Ambulance Professionals (ACAP), the Public Health Special Interest Group - Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA), and the Australian Epidemiology Association (AEA).

Interests Disaster Health Emergency Health Emergency Management Emergency Preparedness Community Emergency Public Health Public Health Emergencies

JEPHC PUBLICATIONS EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE Oxygen for reducing nausea and vomiting during emergency ambulance tansportation: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials

CLINICAL PRACTICE Avian Influenza: Clinical and Epidemiological Information for Paramedics and Emergency Healthcare Workers

POLICY AND SERVICE DELIVERY National Disaster Preparedness in Australia Before and After 9/11 Willingness to work during a terrorist attack: A case-study of first responders during the 9/11 World Trade Centre terrorist attacks

COCHRANE CORNER Prophylactic metoclopramide for opioid induced nausea and vomiting following treatment of acute pain in the prehospital setting The development of a prehospital search filter for the Cochrane Library Automatic external defibrillation by first responders for out of hospital cardiac arrest EDITORIALS Proposed Cochrane "Prehospital Care Field"

About Cochrane Corner ACAP ABSTRACTS "Development of a Quality Checklist for Ambulance Trauma Patient Care Records" WEBSITE REVIEWS Using the World Wide Web to access the Cochrane Collaboration and the Cochrane Library

Medical Epidemiologist, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia, and Master of Applied Epidemiology Program, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University

Head, Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and Physician, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia.