A Paediatric Emergency Physician & Retrievalist by training, Mardi has lived and worked in the US, Australia & Kenya as a clinician, educator and director.
She is passionate about strategic development of universal health coverage and value-based comprehensive primary, prehospital and emergency care, especially for the underserved - whether in LMICs or in pockets of less accessible care in any country.
She is committed to multidisciplinary and cross-cultural healthcare leadership development, training and research. She lived in Kenya for 8 years, co-developing East Africa’s first postgraduate Fellowship in Paediatric Emergency & Critical Care (University of Nairobi) while leading AIC Kijabe Hospital as Director of Clinical Services. She has most recently collaborated with Charles Darwin University (NT) as faculty developing the Master of Aeromedical Retrieval.
Her current focus is advocacy for equitable healthcare access for rural & remote Australians of all ages in her current substantive role as EGM Medical and Retrieval Services at RFDS Central Operations, implementing creative solutions to whole of life healthcare for remote communities and populations across SA/NT. And she continues to care for critically ill children in her spare time as a PEM consultant at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Adelaide, as well as advocacy for kids across Africa through multidisciplinary research & global engagement strategies. You can find her thinking out loud on twitter at @mardi_steere, @RFDS_CO_EGMMRS and @PECCAfrica.
30th Concurrent 6b Retrieval