Elizabeth Hydesmith graduated with a Master of Public Administration from the Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg (2015) and has a Master of Public Health from the University of New South Wales, Australia (1995). Her undergraduate preparation is in nursing with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nursing) from the University of Sydney, Australia. She has more than a decade of experience in regional, provincial and national health service management of public health and knowledge translation agencies in the not-for-profit and public sector in Canada and Australia.
Ms. Hydesmith is interested in exploring the intersection of organizational and public health ethics, and the ethics of defence and conflict, especially from the perspective of their impact on health and population health outcomes.
As an Australian Canadian, she has interest in the transfer of knowledge and the engagement of researchers, military personnel and historians with the public to promote awareness about the involvement of Australia and New Zealand in wartime and other conflicts connected to Canada, with specific interest in Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) history.