Dr Amy Hughes is a Clinical Lecturer in Emergency Response (Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute), University of Manchester. She has been extensively involved in the development of the UK-Emergency Medical Team and been engaged with the WHO EMT initiative since 2013, with a particular focus on standardising approaches to training of EMTs and most recently supporting the development of standards of care for burn mass casualties. As part of the Interburns team, she has also recently contributed to the development of a range of global burn care courses.
At HCRI, Amy is engaged in the online Global Health MSc, and course director for the Emergency Humanitarian Assistance module. Amy is an Emergency Medicine clinician, with pre-hospital and retrieval experience having worked with Londons Air Ambulance (HEMS), Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance and The Royal Flying Doctors, Australia. Her particular interest however is working within complex humanitarian environments and previous deployments include the West Africa Ebola outbreak, Typhoon Haiyan and post-conflict Northern Sri Lanka with MSF. She has completed the Diploma Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Liv) and European Masters in Disaster Medicine, and spent the first 10 years of medical practice exploring the world of expedition medicine. Amy was awarded an MBE in the 2016 for services towards emergency and humanitarian medicine.