Reem Abbas – Fellowship by Training Program Candidate

Reem Abbas

Auckland, New Zealand

Available for work placements mid 2019

PhD Details

Cross-Agency Communication and Information Exchange in Disaster Healthcare. Anticipated submission in mid 2019 to Auckland University of Technology.


Reem has expertise in networks and cloud computing, database administration, disaster management, project management, teaching and administration. She has the following skills:

  • Health Informatics
  • Project Management
  • IT service management
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Border Management Protocols
  • Satellite Communication
  • Data Structures
  • Logic Circuit Design


2016 Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster
2013 Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
2013 Certified IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL Foundation)
2009 Master of Science University of Khartoum
2005 Post Grad Diploma in Mathematical Sciences University of Western Cape
2003 Bachelor of Computer Science University of Khartoum


Reem is looking into finding new ways of improving healthcare delivery during natural and man-made disasters. Her research on cross-agency collaboration and information exchange addresses the communication challenges between clinical and emergency management personnel during disasters, and how these two groups can make effective use of the available e-health tools that are currently revolutionizing mainstream healthcare.

Her research also aims at developing a curriculum framework that could be standardized for enhancing communication during disasters.

Her work experience includes the Shell Company of the Sudan, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). She has worked in several regions affected by armed conflicts and is very much interested into using her technical background in impacting healthcare during disastrous situations.

Reem is a published author and in 2016 received the award for Best Student Scientific Paper at the Health Informatics New Zealand Conference (HINZ 2016).