Lev is an experienced health professional with particular expertise in disaster management, crisis leadership, trauma and critical care nursing. Currently Lev holds a position of Clinical Nurse Director for Patients Care and Access at Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland. Lev was actively involved in leading disaster response, relocation and re-establishment of acute edical services at Christchurch Hospital following the Christchurch earthquake.
He completed Masters (Health Management) at the University of Otago in 2013, his research explored crisis leadership in the Intensive Care Unit of Christchurch hospital following an earthquake. Lev’s main research and project development interests involve creating of competency- based crisis leadership training programmes, fostering and support of informal leadership in crisis, shared leadership in high stakes environment, resilient engineering and building resilient health care systems.
Lev is an active member of international research group-Resilient Health Care Net (RCHN). He received a Christchurch Earthquake Award for Service in 2012.