Dr Georgina Phillips
Georgina is an emergency physician at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia where her special interests include clinical emergency care for vulnerable patients, research and ethics and coordination of international development activities. She is the Deputy Chair of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) International EM Committee and a lead international coordinator of the Myanmar EM Development Program.
Since 1996 as an Australian Volunteer emergency doctor in Kiribati, Georgina has had ongoing clinical and academic involvement in the development of emergency medicine (EM) and building capacity for emergency care in the Asia Pacific region. Examples include sustained support for the EM specialist training program at the University of Papua New Guinea, long-term in-country teaching posts in PNG and Myanmar, the establishment of the Visiting Clinical Lecturer Program in Madang, PNG and funded consultancies for emergency care capacity assessment in Timor Leste, Kiribati and Solomon Islands.
Georgina has been involved in PTC since 2006 and has taught PTC extensively around the Pacific region. In 2009 she led the inaugural PTC course in Myanmar and has an ongoing close connection to PTC activities there. Georgina was part of the team who updated the PTC Manual in 2013 and worked on the new Instructor Course and teaching resources in 2014.
This award recognises that the individual has organised at least 4 PTC Course cascades and has trained at least 10 instructors.