Talking Research: Publishing research tips and tricks


In this session, Prof Julia Williams will provide an overview of how to successfully publish paramedicine research. Her presentation will give you an understanding of how to get started, what resources are useful when writing a manuscript, common pitfalls and tricks of the trade. She will also discuss how to choose the right journal, identifying predatory journals, what the peer review process is like and the realities of rejection.

This will be followed by a panel discussion/Q&A session with Dr Alex Olaussen, Associate Prof David Reid and Dr Joe Cuthbertson, hosted by Dr Scott Devenish

Learning Objective: How to successfully publish paramedicine research.

Target Audience: Anyone with an interest in research


Prof Julia Williams

Dr Julia Williams is a Professor of Paramedic Science at the University of Hertfordshire, UK being employed in a clinical academic post in collaboration with South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust where she works clinically as well as being the Head of Research for the Service. In addition, she is an adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and a Fellow of the College of Paramedics, UK. Julia has extensive experience of undertaking research in a variety of healthcare settings involving a diverse range of topics, methodologies and methods. She has been immersed in undergraduate and post graduate education of paramedics over the years and is proud to have supported (and still is supporting) a growing number of paramedics through to successful completion of their doctoral studies. As Head of Research for the College of Paramedics (UK), she is committed to working to increase both research capacity and capability of paramedics, whilst raising awareness within and outside the profession about the positive contribution paramedics can make to the development of collaborative healthcare research, policies and practice. In addition over the years she has been involved in editorial boards on a variety of journals and is currently deputy editor for Paramedicine the paramedic-led, international, peer reviewed journal.

Dr Alex Olaussen

Dr Alex is a clinician-scientist in the field of pre-hospital emergency care. Clinically, he is a registered paramedic and medical doctor working as a rural emergency generalist. Academically, he has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, is currently completing his PhD through Monash University and Alfred Hospital on traumatic brain injury, and has written and edited a textbook on research - specific to paramedics. In terms of education, he is a Unit Coordinator and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University within the Bachelor of Paramedicine, a fellow with the higher education academy, and has to date mentored 18 honours and masters students. He is a research fellow with the National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI) and Alfred Emergency Health Services, and on the ILCOR task force for education, implementation and teams.

Associate Prof David Reid

Associate Professor David Reid is the Associate Dean of Allied Health at ECU and a working paramedic. He has been published on a range of prehospital topics including clinical placements, resuscitation and employer expectations of graduates. His PhD research was on resuscitation education in the prehospital environment, and he has collaborated on a number of cross-institutional studies. He is a peer reviewer for the Australasian Journal of Paramedicine and the International Disaster Medicine Journal. He is an AHPRA course assessor and leads the consortium providing entry-to-practice assessments for the Paramedicine Board of Australia.

Dr Joe Cuthbertson

Joe resides in Perth, Western Australia (WA), and is employed as Head of Specialist Operations for St John Ambulance Western Australia, the provider of Emergency Ambulance for the State of Western Australia. Joe has worked in the hospital, humanitarian and prehospital field for the last 20 years in a broad range of clinical, governance and management roles. Joe is a member of the Board of Directors for the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine and through that a representative with the World Federation for Public Health Associations. Joe supports the development and improvement of disaster and emergency health practice through education, service and research to protect and respond to communities in need.

Dr Scott Devenish

Scott is a Registered Nurse, Registered Paramedic and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Paramedicine and the UK Higher Education Academy. Scott has actively contributed 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. Scott has a keen interest in international collaboration and providing innovative overseas opportunities for paramedic students. His love for international engagement was born out of his PhD which investigated the professional socialisation of paramedics in Australia and the United Kingdom. His PhD led to an interest in the portability of Australian paramedic qualifications overseas. Scott leads a team of highly qualified and dedicated academics ensuring ACU paramedic programs of study meet the needs of the constantly evolving Paramedicine profession to produce future outstanding clinicians, researchers, and leaders.

Presented by Prof Julia Williams, Dr Alex Olaussen, Associate Prof David Reid, Dr Joe Cuthbertson & Dr Scott Devenish



90 minutes
17th Mar 2023
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