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Dr Jamie Ranse is recognised internationally for his work focusing on emergency health care, primarily in the areas of high visibility, high consequence events that are either planned (such as mass gatherings / major events), or unplanned (such as disasters / public health emergencies). Jamie completed his Doctor of Philosophy in 2017 at Flinders University, where he received the University Medal for his research on the experience of Australian nurses who assist in the out-of-hospital disaster environment. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications in the area of disaster and mass gathering health. This work is support with over AUD$1.5M in research funding. In 2019 Jamie founded the Mass Gathering Collaboration at Griffith University, which aims to strengthen health security and health system resilience globally for mass gatherings in partnership with communities, government, non-government, industry, and academic organisations. During the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic, Jamie provided consultancy to the World Health Organization, Western Pacific Regional Office regarding COVID-19, and mass gathering non-pharmacological interventions/mitigation strategies. Additionally, he provided consultancy to the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) as the lead developer of the Industry Plan for Events in Queensland, which provides guidance and practical strategies for event organisers to operate in a COVID-19 context. Jamie is an active member of a number of national and international nursing associations. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and College of Emergency Nursing Australasia. Additionally, he is the Chair of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, International Mass Gathering Special Interest Group and the immediate past Chair of the Australian College of Nursing Disaster Health Community of Interest. Jamie volunteered with St John Ambulance Australia for over 20 years; previously holding the high-level national strategic position of Chief Nurse.


  • Member
    Health Care Practice & Survivorship2018


  • Visiting Research Fellow
    Gold Coast Hospital and Health Services, Emergency Department22 Jan 2018


  • Doctor Of Philosophy
    Flinders University, Australia
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology
    University of Newcastle Australia, Newcastle, Australia
  • Master Of Critical Care Nursing
    University of Canberra
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education
    Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
  • Bachelor of Nursing
    University of Canberra, Australia