• 23rd May 2022

Australasian Journal of Paramedicine Editor-in-Chief appointed


Associate Professor Paul Simpson, from Western Sydney University, has been appointed by the College Board as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the new College Journal, which will be relaunched later this year, with the first edition to be released in early 2023.

Dr Simpson brings with him 25 years in paramedicine, during which he has published more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and six book chapters. He has chaired research committees at the national level and scientific committees for international paramedicine conferences, and in 2021 co-chaired the inaugural International Paramedic Research Conference on behalf of the College and in partnership with the UK College of Paramedics. He maintains a clinical profile, practicing as an Intensive Care Paramedic with NSW Ambulance and in the private paramedicine sector.

He was one of a three-person panel to review the performance and governance of the existing Australasian Journal of Paramedicine (AJP) in 2021, and in November was appointed to serve in concurrent leadership roles as Chair of the Journal Advisory Committee and interim AJP Editor-in Chief. In these capacities, he engaged in wide consultation with experts in journal publishing, including editors of leading journals and managers of international publishing houses. Dr Simpson’s publishing experience combined with these roles and the associated consultation, has provided him with deep insight into paramedicine journal publishing, scientific editing, and the infrastructure and strategy required to lead the Journal to growth, sustainability, and success.

The launch of the new Journal will herald a new decade of excellence and progression, with a stronger international focus and a resolute commitment to progressing the scientific discourse in paramedicine. The College is also in the final stages of selecting a publishing partner, with further announcements to be made at our Research Symposium from 14-15 July at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Much like the launch of the new AJP, the Research Symposium is themed “New Beginnings” and will celebrate the new and diverse research happening in paramedicine, as well as encourage delegates to look forward and be inspired by future possibilities within this critical healthcare field.

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