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Trish is a global health academic currently undertaking a Ph.D. investigating climate-related migration and health. Trish has worked as a consultant for Government, multilateral agencies and NGOs on Climate and Health. With a clinical background and training and experience in health professional education, Trish is also a Director on the board of Medecins Sans Frontieres Australia and maintains an interest in humanitarian research and practice. 

Clinical activities

Former Registered Nurse in Critical Care (Emergency and ICU) with 15 years experience in a variety of primary and tertiary healthcare settings in five countries.

Supervision interests

Trish is an accredited research supervisor with experience supervising Honours and Masters students using qualitative and quantitative methods and primary and secondary research.

Topics of past supervision:

Oral cholera vaccination effectiveness as a reactive measure in epidemics worldwide

Knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of African women towards cervical screening

Environmental sustainability in healthcare

External positions

PhD Student, University of Heidelberg

1 Oct 2019 → …

Director, Board of Directors, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)

1 Jun 2015 → …

Research area keywords

  • Climate Change and Health
  • Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare
  • Epidemiology
  • Migration
  • Humanitarian Health

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 2015 2018

2 Citations (Scopus)

A Quantitative Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Oral Cholera Vaccine as a Reactive Measure in Cholera Outbreaks

Schwerdtle, P., Onekon, C. K. & Recoche, K., 1 Feb 2018, In : Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 33, 1, p. 2-6 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Teaching global health using crowd-sourcing with Missing Maps

Schwerdtle, P. & Herfort, B., 1 Jan 2018, In : Nurse Education Today. 60, 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

‘12 tips for teaching environmental sustainability to health professionals’

Schwerdtle, P. N., Maxwell, J., Horton, G. & Bonnamy, J., 24 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Teacher. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)

A scoping review of mentorship of health personnel to improve the quality of health care in low and middle-income countries

Schwerdtle, P., Morphet, J. & Hall, H., 3 Oct 2017, In : Globalization and Health. 13, 1, 8 p., 77.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

'Big Data in Nurse Education'

Schwerdtle, P. & Bonnamy, J., Apr 2017, In : Nurse Education Today. 51, p. 114-116 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review


Monash Education Academy

Patricia Schwerdtle (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2015 2017

  • 2 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Committees and working groups
  • 1 Consultancy

World Congress on Public Health 2017

Patricia Schwerdtle (Organiser)
3 Apr 20177 Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

NSWNMA Environmental Sustainability Conference

Patricia Schwerdtle (Keynote/plenary speaker)
15 Apr 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Medecins sans Frontieres (External organisation)

Patricia Schwerdtle (Member)
10 Mar 2016 → …

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsConsultancy

Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA)

Patricia Schwerdtle (Speaker)
20 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

International Committee Monash University

Patricia Schwerdtle (Member)
5 Dec 2015 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups