Disaster Response and Recovery

Develop the skills to assist organisations and communities to respond to and recover from disasters and major incidents.
QUT EX course facilitator

Your expert facilitator Dr Sam Toloo

Dr Sam Toloo conducted his master’s research on the socio-demographic factors associated with the severity of and recovery from mental illness among the Iranian veterans of the Iran-Iraq war. He then worked as an Assistant Lecturer before attending the Australian National University for his PhD research on social-psychological factors, cultural beliefs and attitudes related to health seeking and consultation behaviour of Lebanese Australians in Sydney. He pursued his passion in this area and extended his research to understanding social-psychological determinants of inequality in 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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