Completing an MSc in Global Health and Development has had a profound impact on my learning and understanding of the world. I have grown to appreciate the global dilemma and challenges that the world faces today, and that none of these hold a simple answer or fix. The course has enabled me to steadfastly promote the vital role occupational therapists (OTs) can play in an ever complex world. As an OT who has worked and has a specialist interest in disaster risk reduction and response (DRR), completing this course has furthered my passion in ensuring the most vulnerable members of our society, e.g. children and those with a disability, have their needs properly catered for prior and post disasters. The importance of occupational therapist taking the helm in educating society in the significance of adequate risk assessments and ensuring environments enable all people rather than disabled, has never been more important. This course has equip me with the academic confidence to continue my work in the field of DRR.