Emergency Physician, Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, Alfred Health
Dr Rob Mitchell
Rob Mitchell (@robdmitchell) is an Australian emergency physician working between the Alfred Hospital Emergency & Trauma Centre in Melbourne, Victoria and Lifeflight Retrieval Medicine in Cairns, Queensland. He has a strong interest in global emergency care, having previously completed Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) assignments in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Solomon Islands.
Concurrent with his clinical roles, Rob is undertaking a PhD at Monash University School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship. His research is centred on emergency care systems in resource-limited environments, including a triage development project in Mount Hagen, PNG funded by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.
In 2014, Rob undertook a Churchill Fellowship focused on postgraduate training in global emergency medicine, and is currently contributing to the University of Sydney’s Resource Limited Critical Care program. He is a former Chair of the Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors in Training, and was an inaugural Section Editor for Emergency Medicine Australasia’s Trainee Focus section. He holds a Master of Public Health & Tropical Medicine and a Postgraduate Certificate of Disaster & Refugee Health from James Cook University.