Paul Arbon

Director of the Torrens Resilience Institute

Flinders University

Australia

Professor Arbon is a Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor, Director of the Torrens Resilience Institute and the Flinders University WHO Collaborating Centre for Mass Gatherings and Global Health Security at Flinders University. The Torrens Resilience Institute was established in 2009 to improve the capacity of organisations and societies to respond to disruptive challenges that have the potential to overwhelm local disaster management capabilities and plans. Current research and development is focused on community and organisational resilience, mass gathering management and health security. The Institute hosts the City Security and Resilience Networks for Australia and Asia. Professor Arbon is former President of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, a member the International Health Regulations Roster of Experts, Editorial Board Member of the disaster health journal Pre Hospital and Disaster Medicine and Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and the American Academy of Nursing.