Dr Darryl Stellmach is a Lecturer in Emergency Management at the University of Tasmania. Trained as a medical anthropologist, Darryl studies how complex institutions respond to large-scale human crisis. Prior to academia he spent 20 years in the humanitarian sector, most of that time with Médecins Sans Frontières as a field coordinator and later research advisor. After completing his doctorate at the University of Oxford, he took up a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Sydney. He has been with UTas since February 2022.