Dr Georgina Phillips (FACEM) has worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne for more than 20 years. Areas of special interest have included research and clinical excellence for patients with complex psychosocial issues, in particular frequent ED attenders, homelessness, mental illness, and substance abuse in the ED. Since 1996 as an Australian Volunteer emergency doctor in Kiribati, Georgina has had ongoing involvement in the development of emergency medicine and building capacity for emergency care in the Asia-Pacific region, including Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Timor Leste and Myanmar. Georgina sits on the board of the Primary Trauma Care Foundation and St. Vincent’s Pacific Health Fund. She is a past Chair of the International EM Committee at ACEM and is currently a board member of the ACEM Foundation. In 2017 she commenced a PhD at Monash University to explore the impact of emergency care capacity development in low resource environments, and in 2018 was contracted by the Pacific Community to lead a regional emergency care project across the Pacific.