Railala Nakabea is a registered consultant in the areas of environmental health, humanitarian and disaster research. She is currently a Consultant Facilitator for the Community Development teaching programme at Pacific TAFE, University of the South Pacific, and is also working with the World Health Organization on a Climate Health Vulnerability Assessment relating to healthcare facilities in Fiji. Prior to this, Railala was Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at the School of Public Health and Primary Care at Fiji National University for 10 years, and before that she practised as an Environmental Health Officer at Fiji’s Ministry of Health. Railala’s teaching spans environmental health, food safety and disaster risk management, public health, climate change management and project management in the context of Fiji. She has a Bachelors of Environmental Health from the Fiji School of Medicine, Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations from the University of Fiji and a Masters of Environmental Management and Development from the Australian National University.