Dr Megan Cox

Senior Lecturer. Public Health


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Biographical details

I’m an Emergency Medicine (EM) Physician with over 20 years of International experience.

A medical student elective in Turkey and then 3 months working as a RMO in Ghizo, Solomon Islands sparked my interest in Global health. Since becoming an EM Specialist I have worked in Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Botswana as an EM/Retrieval Specialist.

I completed the Sydney University Masters of International Health in 2007 which has proved invaluable for my clinical, research and educational work internationally.

From 2012 I lived in Botswana for 6 years and worked at the University of Botswana Faculty of Medicine. Whilst working as an EM Specialist there I developed a Global EM Volunteer program and local EM registrar training in collaboration with the University of Capetown. This Southern African University agreement culminated in producing the first local EM Specialists for Botswana.

Whilst working for the Univeristy of Botswana I developed a medical student curriculum in EM; supervised short courses in resuscitation, trauma and toxicology for hundreds of health care workers in Botswana and was involved in clinical research collabroations and projects in EM. I was privileged to assist in the development of the first public ambulance system for Botswana with the Botswana Government Ministry of Health.

Now I have returned back to Sydney and work as a State Retrieval Consultant for NSW Ambulance and EM Physician for NSW Health.

I'm working part time as a Senior Lecturer in the Masters of International Health program and am developing a unit of study for the Masters of Medicine (critical care) in Critical Care in Developing Countries.

Teaching and supervision

Emergency Medicine

Developing Countries

Post Graduate education

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Milan, A., Merino, C., Fernandez, A., Cox, M. (2018). Acute Pulmonary Embolism during Puerperium in an HIV positive patient confirmed by comupted tomography pulmonary angiogram. Insights in Chest Diseases, 1, 3-28.
  • Rajeswaran, L., Cox, M., Moeng, S., Tsima, B. (2018). Assessment of nurses' cardiopulmonary resuscitation knowledge and skills within three district hospitals in Botswana. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine, 10(1), 1-6.
  • Cox, M., Becker, T., Motsumi, M. (2018). Head injury burden in a major referral hospital emergency centre in Botswana. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 8(3), 100-105. [More Information]
  • Cox, M., Becker, T., Motsumi, M. (2018). Head trauma: A significant public health concern among young men in Botswana -etiology, referral patterns and opportunities for interventions. Journal of Public Health in Africa: research and practice, 9, 120-124. [More Information]
  • Cox, M., Afonso, N., Mazhani, L., Kloeck, D., Mysore, M., Roy, K., Setlhare, S., Daman, T., Meaney, P. (2018). Knowledge Accrual Following Participation in Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course in Gaborone, Botswana. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 19(8), e417-e424. [More Information]
  • Rodriguez, A., Shibata, J., Pon, P., Ciroe, E., Cox, M. (2017). Acute poisonings presenting to the accident and emergency department in Botswana. Revista Cubana de Medicina Intensiva y Emergencias, 16(3), 103-115.
  • Milan, A., Cox, M., Mirino, C., Fernandez, A., Rivera, Y. (2017). Cerebral edema during the management of diabetic ketoacidosis in an adult with new onset diabetes mellitus. Revista Cubana de Medicina Intensiva y Emergencias, 16(2), 57-63.
  • Westmoreland, K., Lowenthal, E., Finalle, R., Mazhani, L., Cox, M., Mwita, J., Mphele, S., Turner, C., Steenhoff, A. (2017). Registrar Wellness in Botswana: Measuring Burnout and Identifying Ways to Improve Wellness. African Journal of Health Professionals Education, 9(3), 98-102.
  • Ayane, G., Cox, M., Shifa, J., Khutsafalo, K. (2017). Spontaneous Splenic Infarcts and Rupture Presenting as Massive Haemoperitoneum. PULA: Botswana Journal of African Studies, 31(1), 205-210.
  • Thurtle, N., Banks, C., Cox, M., Pain, T., Furyk, J. (2016). Free Open Access Medical Education resource knowledge and utilisation amongst Emergency Medicine trainees: A survey in four countries. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 6(1), 12-17. [More Information]
  • Mwita, J., Mwandri, M., Cox, M. (2016). Phlegmasia cerulea dolens in a long distance driver. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Clinical Sciences, 19(2), 290-292.
  • Cox, M., Kayembe, M. (2015). An unusual tourist A case of a body packer?s death in Botswana. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 5, e9-e10. [More Information]
  • Cox, M., Chandra, A. (2013). Undergraduate emergency medicine in an African medical school Experiences from Botswana. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3, 157-163. [More Information]

2018

  • Milan, A., Merino, C., Fernandez, A., Cox, M. (2018). Acute Pulmonary Embolism during Puerperium in an HIV positive patient confirmed by comupted tomography pulmonary angiogram. Insights in Chest Diseases, 1, 3-28.
  • Rajeswaran, L., Cox, M., Moeng, S., Tsima, B. (2018). Assessment of nurses' cardiopulmonary resuscitation knowledge and skills within three district hospitals in Botswana. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine, 10(1), 1-6.
  • Cox, M., Becker, T., Motsumi, M. (2018). Head injury burden in a major referral hospital emergency centre in Botswana. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 8(3), 100-105. [More Information]
  • Cox, M., Becker, T., Motsumi, M. (2018). Head trauma: A significant public health concern among young men in Botswana -etiology, referral patterns and opportunities for interventions. Journal of Public Health in Africa: research and practice, 9, 120-124. [More Information]
  • Cox, M., Afonso, N., Mazhani, L., Kloeck, D., Mysore, M., Roy, K., Setlhare, S., Daman, T., Meaney, P. (2018). Knowledge Accrual Following Participation in Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course in Gaborone, Botswana. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 19(8), e417-e424. [More Information]

2017

  • Rodriguez, A., Shibata, J., Pon, P., Ciroe, E., Cox, M. (2017). Acute poisonings presenting to the accident and emergency department in Botswana. Revista Cubana de Medicina Intensiva y Emergencias, 16(3), 103-115.
  • Milan, A., Cox, M., Mirino, C., Fernandez, A., Rivera, Y. (2017). Cerebral edema during the management of diabetic ketoacidosis in an adult with new onset diabetes mellitus. Revista Cubana de Medicina Intensiva y Emergencias, 16(2), 57-63.
  • Westmoreland, K., Lowenthal, E., Finalle, R., Mazhani, L., Cox, M., Mwita, J., Mphele, S., Turner, C., Steenhoff, A. (2017). Registrar Wellness in Botswana: Measuring Burnout and Identifying Ways to Improve Wellness. African Journal of Health Professionals Education, 9(3), 98-102.
  • Ayane, G., Cox, M., Shifa, J., Khutsafalo, K. (2017). Spontaneous Splenic Infarcts and Rupture Presenting as Massive Haemoperitoneum. PULA: Botswana Journal of African Studies, 31(1), 205-210.

2016

  • Thurtle, N., Banks, C., Cox, M., Pain, T., Furyk, J. (2016). Free Open Access Medical Education resource knowledge and utilisation amongst Emergency Medicine trainees: A survey in four countries. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 6(1), 12-17. [More Information]
  • Mwita, J., Mwandri, M., Cox, M. (2016). Phlegmasia cerulea dolens in a long distance driver. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Clinical Sciences, 19(2), 290-292.

2015

  • Cox, M., Kayembe, M. (2015). An unusual tourist A case of a body packer?s death in Botswana. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 5, e9-e10. [More Information]

2013

  • Cox, M., Chandra, A. (2013). Undergraduate emergency medicine in an African medical school Experiences from Botswana. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3, 157-163. [More Information]

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