Associate Professor David Heslop

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Associate Professor Heslop conducts research to understand how emergency response systems (medical services, critical infrastructure, emergency response services) operate under changing conditions and assumptions. 

During a military career of more than 15 years he has deployed into a variety of complex and austere combat environments, and has advanced training in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Medicine and Hazardous Materials. He has significant expertise with the health impacts and preventive health aspects of exposure to complex chemical mixtures, and products of combustion, including their personal protective requirements and short- and long-term health impacts. He also has expertise in the health considerations of conducting operations and tasks under situations of extreme physical challenge and stress such as seen in the general public and emergency operators during bushfire events. 

Associate Professor Heslop retains military responsibilities as SO1 Public Health and Occupational Medicine at Army Headquarters. He is a clinically active vocationally registered General Practitioner, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physician with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and a fellowship candidate for the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.

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