ACPIC23: 50th Anniversary Panel


Australasian College of Paramedicine International Conference (ACPIC23)

ACPIC 2023 delivered a wide range of clinical and research sessions from experts and leaders in paramedicine. Hosted in Melbourne (September 2023) the program was designed to inspire, educate and broaden horizons.

Conference theme: Lead - Evolve - Impact

50th Anniversary Panel

Join Dr Bill Lord AM, Dr Louise Reynolds, Matt Wilkinson-Stokes and Sherlyn Hii for a panel discussion to celebrate the College's 50th anniversary, discussing the past and future of Paramedicine.


Dr Bill Lord AM

Bill has worked as a paramedic clinician, educator, and researcher. He is currently Co-Deputy Chair of the Paramedicine Accreditation Committee within the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Bill currently has an Adjunct Associate Professor position in the Department of Paramedicine at Monash University and Adjunct Professor appointment at the Australian Catholic University. In 2023 he received the award of Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant services to paramedicine education and research.

Dr Louise Reynolds

Dr Louise Reynolds began her pre-hospital career as a student paramedic with the South Australia Ambulance Service in 1992, where for the next 10 years she held various operational and non-operational roles before moving into higher education in 2003 at Flinders University. Louise was Australia’s first female paramedic to attain doctoral qualifications, with her thesis describing the emerging professionalism of pre-hospital care practice. She has taught paramedicine at vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate levels across Australia and the UK. Her research expertise draws on a variety of interests using qualitative methodologies in paramedicine education, systems and leadership. In April 2023, she became Victoria's second Chief Paramedic Officer, making her the most senior female paramedic in Australia.

Matt Wilkinson-Stokes

Matt is a practicing emergency paramedic and medical researcher. He is currently a Westpac Scholar and inaugural University of Melbourne MDHS PhD Award recipient, and his undergraduate thesis won a University Medal and Best Presentation at two international medical conferences. As well as working clinically, he also tutors Indigenous undergraduates. He lives on the Sunshine Coast with his partner and their beautiful golden retriever puppy (called Waffles).

Sherlyn Hii

Sherlyn Hii is an early career paramedic and registered nurse. She was a professional filmmaker in a past life; however, she decided to leave the stage lights behind to pursue a more meaningful career in health care. Currently, Sherlyn works as a graduate paramedic for a jurisdictional ambulance service. Her clinical interests include emergency electrocardiology, neurology and toxicology.


Moderator: Dr Tegwyn McManamny, Intensive Care Paramedic and Lead Patient Review Specialist, Ambulance Victoria

Presented by Dr Bill Lord. Dr Louise Reynolds, Matt Wilkinson-Stokes & Sherlyn Hii



40 minutes
30th Nov 2023
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