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Brendon Morris holds a master’s degree in Emergency Medical Care with additional graduate and undergraduate qualifications in the field of Health Services and Emergency Management. Brendon currently resides with his family in Qatar where he works as Executive Director, HMC Tactical Subcommittee, supports the contributions of HMC to support Medical Affairs at SCDL to deliver the healthcare services for the FIFA World cup 2022.

Before this, he was responsible for the state’s national Ambulance Service (Hamad Medical Corporation Ambulance Service). Since starting in Qatar, Brendon has also played a central role in the design and roll out of Qatar’s national health sector, system wide major incident command and control system, which was significantly put to the test during the nation’s response to the Covid 19 Pandemic.

Before his move to the Middle East in 2010, Brendon was based in The Netherlands from where he provided consultation to over 50 countries emergency services. This included work for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), the World Health Organization (WHO) the world Bank and other NGOs. Before being resident in the Netherlands, Brendon lived in South Africa where he worked in various Emergency Medical Services as well as having a part-time academic role at the Durban University of Technology, Department of Emergency Medical Care and Rescue.

Brendon’s primary area of expertise is the development of health and emergency service systems with specific consideration given to cultural and infrastructural aspects of local environments. This includes the creation of management and governance structures to ensure organisational resilience. Brendon is the author of two emergency service textbooks (available in over 12 languages with some 200 000 copies in circulation) along with various articles and papers published by international emergency service journals.