Accredited International Safe Community Certifier

Name: Dale W Hanson
Country: Australia
Email address: dale.hanson@jcu.edu.au

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Background Education:

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Flinders University of South Australia, 1982) Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (James Cook University, 2000)
Doctor of Public Health (James Cook University, 2007)
Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (1989)

Fellow Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (1996)

Safe Community Experiences:

Concerned at the high rate of injury he observed during his clinical practice he developed an interest in Injury Prevention Research and Safety Promotion. Dr Hanson is keenly interested in empowering communities to promote their resilience, health and safety. He is a foundation member of the Mackay Safe Communities and the Australian Safe Communities Foundation. Dr Hanson is a member of the Injury Prevention Council of Queensland

In 2003 Dr Hanson’s work in Safety Promotion was acknowledged when he received the biennial Australian Injury Prevention Network Award for Meritorious Practice in Injury Prevention at the 6th Australian Injury Prevention Conference held in Perth. His paper describing the development of Social Capital in Mackay Whitsunday Safe Communities was judged the best oral presentation delivered at the 8th International Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference held in Durban South Africa, in April 2006. He was awarded a university medial for his doctorate by James Cook University in 2007.

WHO CCCSP Training as certifier: Christchurch 2008

Experience as ISC Certifier:

Number of designated communities as Certifier: as co-Certifier: 4