Distinguished Lecture: Professor Tony Redmond OBE
(9 September 2015)
Staff and students are invited to hear about the role Manchester has played in developing the world’s response to some of the biggest emergency situations, during a lecture by HCRI Professor Tony Redmond.
Professor Redmond will be giving a Distinguished Lecture entitled ‘International Crisis - How Manchester has helped shape the world’s response to humanitarian emergencies’ on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 at 6.30pm.
Professor Redmond is part of the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) which sits across the Faculty of Humanities and Medical and Human Sciences. The Institute coordinates the UK national medical response to disasters overseas such as the Ebola Crisis in West Africa.
The talk will focus on the city of Manchester and the role it has played in developing response to emergency situations; from the birth of 'casualty' departments during the construction of the ship canal, to the first specialist fracture clinic being set in Ancoats Hospital.
Professor Redmond has led medical teams to disaster zones across the world, most recently to typhoon-hit areas of the Philippines and also led teams to the earthquakes in China and Haiti. He is Director of the UK International Emergency Trauma Register.