Mentoring and providing feedback to novice paramedic clinicians


This session explores concepts surrounding mentoring and the provision of feedback to novice clinicians in the paramedic environment. Joining us for this presentation is Lisa Hobbs, Associate Professor Scott Devenish, and Jeremy Taylor.

This session will delve into:

  • Lived experience of paramedic students and new graduates in relation to receiving mentoring and feedback.
  • Different styles of supervision and mentoring.
  • Supporting both the student and the novice mentor throughout the clinical placement.
  • Providing feedback on performance and closing the feedback loop.


Dr Scott Devenish

Dr Scott Devenish is an Associate Professor and Head of Discipline for Paramedicine at the Australian Catholic University. Scott has 21 years of experience in the paramedic education field. In addition to being a Registered Paramedic, he is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Paramedicine and the UK Higher Education Academy. Scott continues to actively contribute to the Paramedicine profession through high-quality teaching, academic leadership, peer-reviewed publications, the supervision of research higher degree candidates and being a research mentor for the Australasian College of Paramedicine.

Lisa Hobbs

Lisa is a registered paramedic, academic and researcher with over 22 years' experience of working in paramedicine. She has been awarded a fellowship with the Higher Education Academy for her work in the tertiary sector. Lisa currently works as a Lecturer (Paramedicine) for the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), and her previous roles include Senior Clinical Educator and Officer in Charge for the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS). Lisa's roles in these organisations included the facilitation of adult education of both undergraduate students and qualified paramedics, designing learning activities, assessments and course curriculum, and managing multiple portfolios involving external stakeholders relevant to the paramedic paradigm.

Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor is a registered paramedic and academic with over 21 years' experience working in paramedicine. Jeremy currently works as a Lecturer (Paramedicine) for Central Queensland University and as the Manager of Governance, Engagement and Innovation for the Queensland Ambulance Service. He has a strong commitment to the paramedic profession through high-quality teaching and clinical placement management, linking paramedicine to other interprofessional education experiences, particularly in a rural or remote environment

Presented by Dr Scott Devenish, Jeremy Taylor & Lisa Hobbs



87 minutes
28th Mar 2022
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