Dr Rob Mitchell
Rob Mitchell (@robdmitchell) is an emergency and retrieval physician at the Alfred Hospital Emergency & Trauma Centre in Melbourne. He has a strong interest in global emergency care (GEC), having previously completed Australian Volunteers for International Development assignments in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Solomon Islands.
In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Rob is Deputy Chair of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine GEC Committee and faculty for the Alfred Health/Monash University Capacity Building in GEC program. He is involved with emergency care capacity development projects across PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and has contributed to a number of COVID-19 response initiatives focussed on the Pacific region.
Linked with this work, Rob is completing a PhD at Monash University School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine focussed on emergency department triage in resource limited settings, supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship. He holds a Master of Public Health & Tropical Medicine and Postgraduate Certificate of Disaster & Refugee Health from James Cook University, and in 2014 completed a Churchill Fellowship focussed on GEC training.