Profielfoto Marcel vanderauwera

Marcel Vanderauwera

Disaster Medicine, Research & teaching, PhD Student
+32 (0)496 95 08 96

Biography

Marcel Van der Auwera, MSc, PhD-studentDirector of the Department of Emergency Care of the Federal Health Department (FOD Volksgezondheid). He graduated in Nursing in 1992 and started working at the emergency department of Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (UZ Brussel). He obtained the Emergency Nursing certification and the Nursingmanagement bachelor in 2005. In 2009 he obtained the Master in Nursing and Midwifery and in 2011 the European Master in Disaster Medicine. From 2006 on he started getting involved within the Federal Health Department and the Belgian First Aid and Support Team (B-FAST). He was trained in Operational Management within the European Civil Protection Mechanism in 2012.  He is involved as Visiting Professor and Course Unit Coordinator in Public Health Emergency at the European Master in Disaster Medicine course (EMDM, www.dismedmaster.com). 

 

Expertise

  • Mental well-being
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Mass gatherings
  • Emergency planning

Teaching activities

  • Disaster management 
  • Public Health Emergencies

Publications

Presumed mass illness following a pyridine fumes incident: environmental contamination versus mass hysteria.  

Van der Auwera M., Beckers R., Devue K. et al
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2007; Vol. 22, N°2,140-143.


Monitoring the Mental Well-Being of Caregivers during the Haiti-
Earthquake.

Van der Auwera M, Debacker M, Hubloue I. 
PLOS Currents Disasters. 2012 Jul 18

Crisisbeheersing Witte Kolom : Hoofdstuk 5 : Terreuraanslagen in Brussel en Zaventem

Van der Auwera M., Nijs S
Boek gepubliceerd 01/2018