Russell Dippy

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Russell Dippy

Russell Dippy is a Professional Doctorate of Public Safety Student at Charles Sturt University. He is the Emergency Management Coordinator for the South Australia Police, a role that he has held for 21 years out of his 30 plus year policing career. He is regularly involved in National and State policy development around emergency management and has been deployed to Samoa as part of 2009 Australian Government medical team and the 2009 Victorian Bushfires leading a police team. He is a founding member of the Australian Government Emergency Management Assistance Team and was deployed to Victoria for the Hazelwood Mine Fire in that role. Russell was also a 35 year volunteer with St John Ambulance where he was the State Superintendent (Manager) after holding a range of roles within that organisation. Russell works regularly with AIDR in updating national emergency management handbooks, works with Australian and New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency in the development and review of incident and emergency management standards for policing and is currently supporting the national review of Australian emergency management units of competency.

Student project

This research will analyse 20 years of Australian judicial and semi-judicial reports to discover the role of human capacity in emergency management.
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