Anxiety: Can there be a problem with being too good a Paramedic?
Biography: Todd is the Director of the Queensland Ambulance Staff Support Services, known as “Priority One”. He has spent 25 years working within first responder agencies, with the last 20 years as a Paramedic. His lived experience as a Paramedic combined with an undergraduate degree in psychology and a Master’s Degree in counselling has culminated in a passion for staff support within first responder organisations.
Todd is also a sessional lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology where he has presented on a range of topics including trauma and resilience, stress, suicide, and disaster management. He is also a regular speaker at conferences and has spoken nationally and internationally. In 2016 he received the National Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) for his work in supporting ambulance personnel and their families.
Director, Staff Support, Priority One, Queensland Ambulance Service