Emily Ragus

Emily Ragus was the recipient of the Sir John Monash scholarship where she is pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Amsterdam. Her research explores the impact of the 2022 KwaZulu Natal floods on injuries across the physical, social and environmental body. Emily is particularly interested in the entanglement of people and their environment, and how this influences their health.

Emily completed her masters in Global Development at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. She has a professional background of 15 years emergency nursing experience, which includes disaster coordination and management, helicopter trauma retrievals, and most recently as a prehospital delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Malaysia, Azerbaijan, Jordan and Ukraine. Emily’s interest in disaster management came from her experience of being a member of a health team that was activated to retrieve patients during a mass casualty event in the Indo-Pacific. From this she was awarded a Winston Churchill fellowship to study  a diploma of Humanitarian Assistance at Fordham University in New York.