Speakers - Vivien Lusted
International Committee of the Red Cross
Originally from Ireland, Vivien completed her general nurse training in 1991 and studied for a Masters of Community Health in 1997 in the School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool.
Her first posting abroad was in 1992 in Cambodia, and since then she has continued her humanitarian work with the International Committee of the Red Cross across 20 countries, mainly conflict affected. She currently specializes in Health Care in Detention.
She was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal in 2019 in recognition of her work in prisons in Iraq following the conflict in Mosul. She was also awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2020 and an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy by Dublin City University in 2021.
She is committed to the work of the Red Cross and advocating for equivalence of health care for all, including detainees.
She is currently based in Thailand as Health Program Manager for the ICRC.