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Tony McAleavy, Ph.D.

Tony McAleavy

Tony McAleavy received his PhD in Disaster Management from the
University of South Wales in the United Kingdom in 2016. He teaches
classes in emergency management, international emergency
management, leadership, disaster response, mitigation and qualitative
research methods.


Dr. McAleavy’s research focuses on command, control and coordination
of emergency response, multi-agency collaboration, disaster scale and
emergency and continuity planning. His research has been published in
the Journal of Emergency Management, the International Journal of
Emergency Management and the Journal of Business Continuity and
Emergency Planning, amongst others.


Dr. McAleavy has taught in the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates,
and Turkey as well as the United States. He is a former practitioner with over a decade of experience as a H.M. Coastguard and Ambulance Service officer, and within local government emergency management. He holds a Certificate of Achievement for Contributions to Emergency Management from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He has also received citations from the Ambulance Service for assisting a 999-caller in successfully performing infant CPR and from H.M. Coastguard for stabilising a heart-attack patient via radio-telephony and coordinating their heliborne recovery from a small leisure craft.

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