Georgina Phillips has worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne for more than 25 years, with special interest in clinical excellence and research for patients with complex psychosocial issues.
Since 1996 as an Australian Volunteer doctor in Kiribati, Georgina has had ongoing involvement in emergency care capacity development in the Asia-Pacific region, including Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Timor-Leste and Myanmar. She is a visiting EM Specialist and international examiner at the University of Papua New Guinea and Fiji National University, and an Honorary Professor of EM at the University of Medicine, 1 in Yangon, Myanmar. Georgina is the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) liaison representative for the Solomon Islands and The Pacific Community. She has participated as Faculty for the Alfred / Monash Global Emergency Care Workshop and Conference since its inception.
Georgina is a past Chair and ongoing member of the ACEM Global Emergency Care Committee, and a current Board member of the ACEM Foundation. She serves also as a Trustee of the Primary Trauma Care Foundation, and member of the Committee of Management of the St Vincent’s Pacific Health Fund. She is a co-editor of the Global Emergency Care section for the Emergency Medicine Australasia journal. In 2017 she commenced a PhD at Monash University to explore the impact of emergency care capacity development in limited-resource environments, and recently has led an ED Indigenous Health Equity project in partnership with the Aboriginal Health Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital.