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Ms Bronte Martin

bronteDouglasnursing director (Trauma & disaster) 

Bronte is currently Director of Nursing (Trauma & Disaster) at the National Critical Care Trauma Response Centre, providing clinical governance and oversight for in-reach Trauma Services at Royal Darwin Hospital, the NCCTRC Education & Training program, and the Australian Medical Assistance Team deployable Field Hospital capability.

As founding member of the NCCTRC team in 2007, Bronte has been active in the establishment of key clinical, acute healthcare partnerships in Emergency & Disaster Management response within the Asian-Pacific region. Recent deployments include Tropical Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu in March 2015 as AusMAT Rapid Needs Assessment Team Leader and international Emergency Medical Teams Coordinator, and Philippines super-Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 as clinical co-lead for Team Alpha of the AusMAT Field Hospital.

Bronte has also been a member of the Australian Defence Force for the past 15 years in the Royal Australian Air Force Specialist Reserve with numerous Operational experiences, including previous deployments to Solomon Islands in 2004 and Afghanistan in 2010.

Bronte recently returned from the World Health Organisation Emergency Medical Teams Secretariat in Geneva where she undertook a 6 month secondment during 2015/16 to develop and establish the Global Classification, Mentorship & Verification program; ensuring validated, quality international Emergency medical care is delivered in response to Sudden Onset Disasters. Most recently,  Bronte was elected Chair of the EMT Asia-Pacific regional group and Australian representative for the WHO EMT Strategic Advisory Group board during the 2016 Global EMT Meeting in Hong Kong.   

Bronte is a Registered Nurse with 20 years experience, and holds a Masters in Nursing (Emergency & Trauma), Graduate Diploma Clinical Practice (Emergency), and Certificates in Critical Care & Aeromedical Evacuation. In addition she has Advanced Diplomas in Management (Government), and in Personnel & Operations Management (Defence).