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Faisal Aseeri

Learn about Faisal Aseeri, Development Planning MPhil/PhD student starting his studies in 2023.

Faisal Aseeri

About Faisal Aseeri

Here is Faisal Aseeri, a Saudi Arabian student of the Development Planning MPhil/PhD course at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit.

Faisal's thesis focuses on an 'Assessment of Flood Resilience and Mitigation Strategies in Saudi Arabia' where he explores key topics in flood mitigation, disaster management, green infrastructure, and resiliency.

Faisal's research interests

I am a dedicated MPhil/PhD student with a strong interest in disaster management, public health, emergency preparedness, and incident command systems. My research centers on the intersection of disaster management and public health. I am particularly interested in exploring how incident command systems and emergency preparedness can be leveraged to enhance community resilience in the face of natural and man-made disasters.  

Faisal's academic background

My academic background has played a pivotal role in shaping my dedication to this field. I hold a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), which provided me with a comprehensive understanding of the critical role of emergency medical response in disaster situations. Subsequently, I pursued a Master of Science (MS) in Healthcare Emergency Management, further deepening my knowledge and expertise in this crucial area. 

Faisal's professional experiences

My professional experience has been shaped by collaborations with organizations dedicated to disaster response and public health. I have had the privilege of working with the Saudi Red Crescent, contributing to emergency medical services and disaster relief efforts. Additionally, my association with Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) has allowed me to engage in healthcare management and disaster preparedness projects of global significance. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I served on the frontlines with the Saudi Ministry of Health in a clinical capacity, gaining valuable experience in managing public health emergencies. 
Furthermore, my academic journey has come full circle as I now serve as a lecturer at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences in Jeddah. This role allows me to bridge the worlds of academia and practice, sharing my knowledge and insights with the next generation of healthcare and emergency management professionals. 

Faisal's research aims

I am excited to continue my research journey, striving to make a meaningful impact in disaster management and public health by integrating my academic background, analytical skills, and a creative approach to problem-solving. My work is dedicated to enhancing the preparedness and resilience of communities in the face of adversity, ultimately contributing to the well-being of vulnerable populations. 

Faisal is a member of the following organisations:

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 
  • American Heart Association (AHA) 
  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) 
  • Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) 
  • Ministry of National Guard – Health Affairs (M-NGHA) 
  • Saudi Society of Emergency Medicine (SASEM) 

Discover more about Faisal on LinkedIn.

Primary supervisor: Dr. Liza Griffin 

Secondary Supervisor: Dr Emmanuel Osuteye 

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