Doctoral thesis

Australian civilian hospital nurses’ lived experience of an out-of-hospital environment following a disaster

Mass Gathering Health / Mass Gathering Medicine

Various publications and presentations relating to Mass Gathering and Major Event health

Disaster Health

Various publications and presentations relating to disaster health

23 July, 2015

Planning Healthcare for a Mass Gathering


I had a conversation with Craig Hooper from Operational Health about mass gathering health. To listen to the podcast, visit!204-planning-mass-gathering-healthcare/c1srl

The following is taken directly from the Operational Health website.

Craig chats with Assistant Professor Jamie Ranse about the clinical and operational planning that sits behind mass gatherings. Using World Youth Day 2008 as a case study, Jamie discusses the need to engage a cross section of health and healthcare providers. International perspectives are also discussed with the underlying messaging being that progress toward improved health planning at mass gathers relies on shared definitions and data points and moving away from purely descriptive journal articles to articles.

About my guest:
Assistant Professor Jamie Ranse of the University of Canberra has a keen professional and personal interest in the area of disaster and mass gathering health. He is currently undertaking a PhD exploring the experience of nurses who participate in disasters. He is an Associate Editor for the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, holding the disaster portfolio and peer-reviews a number of national and international journals relating to disaster and primary health care. Jamie remains engaged in the clinical setting as a casual RN at the Emergency Department of Calvary Health Care ACT.

About the Podcast Host:
Craig is a health and emergency service management specialist with more than 30 years experience in operational management, emergency planning, health service delivery and service redevelopment. More information can be found at

Academic Publications
Jamie Ranse has a large number of publications and presentations relating to Mass Gathering and Major Event health on his website, Some of those discussed on this episode include;

Data Sets
  • Ranse J, Hutton A. (2012). Minimum data set for mass gathering health research and evaluation: A discussion paper. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 27(6):1-8. doi:10.1017/S1049023X12001288 (Direct Link)
  • Ranse J, Hutton A. (2013). Minimum data set for mass-gatherings health research and evaluation: The beginning of an international dialogue. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. [author reply]. 28(2):3 (Direct Link)
  • Lund A, Turris S, Bowles R, Gutman S, Hutton A, Ranse J, Arbon P. (2013). Progressing towards an international consensus on data modelling for mass gathering and mass participation events; paper presented at the 18th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Manchester, UK, May. (Direct Link)
Hutton A*, Ranse J, Arbon P. (2012). Understanding and identifying potential risks for participants at music festivals; paper presented at the St John Ambulance Australia Member Convention, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 19th May. (Direct link)

Hutton A, Ranse J, Verdonk N, Ullah S, Arbon P. Understanding the characteristics of patient presentations of young people at outdoor music festivals. Prehospital Disaster Medicine. 2014;29(2):1-7. (Direct Link)

Ranse J, Arbon P. Evaluating the influential factors in mass gathering casualty presentation characteristics – World Youth Day, Sydney, Australia, 2008; paper presented at the 7th International Conference for Emergency Nurses, Gold Coast, Australia, 8th October 2009. (Direct link)


Ranse J (Interviewee), Hooper C (Producer). (2015). Mass gathering health; audio podcast for Operational Health, 23rd July. Series 2, Episode 4. Retrieved from!204-planning-mass-gathering-healthcare/c1srl

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