Disaster Planning and Preparedness

This course examines how communities and organisations develop and implement policy for disaster management.
QUT EX course facilitator

Your expert facilitator Dr Sam Toloo

A social researcher by trade, Dr Sam Toloo started his career with research in health determinants with his master’s dissertation a research in 1990-91 on the socio-demographic factors that affected the severity of and recovery from mental illness among the Iranian veterans of the Iran-Iraq war.

Sam then taught health and medical sociology as an Assistant Lecturer before attending the Australian National University for his PhD study on the associations of social-psychological and cultural beliefs and attitudes with health seeking and consultation behaviour of the Lebanese Australians in Sydney. Over the past two decades, he has pursued his passion in this area and extended his research to understanding social-psychological determinants of inequality in decision-making, accessing and utilising emergency health services including ambulance and hospital emergency departments, as well as community vulnerability to health effects of heatwaves.

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