Brendon Morris

Brendon Morris holds Master’s Degrees in Emergency Medical Care and Research, with additional graduate and undergraduate qualifications in the field of Health Services and Emergency Management. Brendon resides with his family in Qatar where he works as an Executive Director at Hamad Medical Corporation. In this role he has provided leadership to the state’s National Ambulance Service (Hamad Medical Corporation Ambulance Service), Isolation facilities established as part of Qatar’s response to the Covid 19 Pandemic, and most recently health sector operational delivery for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Since starting in Qatar, Brendon has also played a significant role in the design and roll out of Qatar’s national health sector, system wide major incident command and control system.

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.

Brendon’s primary area of expertise is the development of health and emergency service systems with due consideration 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 and medical journals.

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