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Biography

Associate Professor Gerard O’Reilly is currently an NHMRC Research Fellow at the National Trauma Research Institute, where he is leading the project titled: “Maximising the usefulness and timeliness of trauma and emergency registry data for improving patient outcomes”

He is Head, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the National Trauma Research Institute and Consultant Emergency Physician and Head, Global Programs at the Emergency and Trauma Centre, The Alfred.  Associate Professor O’Reilly has previously completed a Master of Public Health (International Health) and a Master of Biostatistics, followed by a PhD in the development of trauma registries in developing (and developed) countries.

Associate Professor O’Reilly has an extensive background in the development of emergency and trauma capacity development programs throughout the world, including in Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar and Vietnam. He has also previously worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in north Afghanistan and a Somali refugee camp in Kenya and has participated in emergency responses in Timor Leste and post-tsunami Aceh.

Associate Professor O’Reilly is a past Chair of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Global Emergency Committee (GECCo) (formerly the International Emergency Medicine Committee) and is a longstanding member of the WHO Global Alliance for the Care of the Injured (GACI) Trauma Registry and Quality Improvement Working Group. He chairs the annual Alfred-Monash Global Emergency Care Conference and is part of the inaugural faculty for the Alfred-Monash Emergency Medicine Research Course.

Associate Professor O’Reilly has authored more than one hundred peer-reviewed journal publications. He is currently supervising five PhD research projects focusing on global and regional emergency and trauma care systems. His special areas of research interest are trauma and emergency care registry development, quality and usefulness and the development of global emergency and trauma care systems.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Trauma capacity development
  • Trauma care systems
  • Emergency care registry development

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