Dr. Erin Smith
Dr Erin Smith is the CEO of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific. A long-time advocate for supporting the mental health and wellbeing of first responders and those impacted by trauma, Dr Smith is a board director for the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine, editorial board director for the journals “Prehospital and Disaster Medicine”, the “Journal of High Threat and Austere Medicine”, and the “Journal of Addictive Diseases”. She also writes a regular column for the Australian Emergency Services Magazine.
Her research can also be found published widely in academic journals and online media including The Conversation, where her commentary on the Australian bushfires, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the COVID-19 pandemic recently reached a global audience of over 600 million.
We are excited to welcome Erin to the Board of the Australian First Responder Foundation for the insights and contribution she will undoubtedly make to the governance and focus of the the AFRF.