Talking Research: The Patient Experience


Join A/Prof Belinda Flanagan, Robbie King and A/Prof Mats Holmberg in this Talking Research webinar as they explore current research focused on the Patient Experience. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to hear from experts in the field.

Hosted by: Dr Scott Devenish

Presented by: A/Prof Belinda Flanagan, Robbie King, A/Prof Mats Holmberg


A/Prof Belinda Flanagan - Belinda is the Head of School for the School of Paramedicine at the University of Tasmania, having been an academic in the tertiary sector for 13 years. She is a Registered Paramedic & Registered Nurse/Midwife, and her main areas of research are focused on obstetrics and neonatal care, grief and bereavement and various public health topics. Outside the university Belinda engages in humanitarian work with NGOs in low-income countries. She has worked in Nepal, Timor-Leste and PNG and more recently worked as an Evaluations Manager with Australian Doctors International. This included collaborating with provincial healthcare services to monitor public health campaigns in PNG in response to Covid-19 and resourcing remote healthcare services.

Robbie King - Robbie is a senior paramedic with 14-years of experience in clinical and educational roles. He currently provides healthcare in the community responding on a Local-area Assessment and Referral Unit (LARU) for Queensland Ambulance Service. He is also a Phd candidate whose research interests aim to explore and understand the 'patient experience' of paramedic-led healthcare; particularly in circumstances where people responded to by jurisdictional ambulance services, have needs that are better catered for by community-based services, rather than at a hospital Emergency Department. Robbie advocates for inclusion of the patients’ voice to inform approaches to paramedic-led healthcare, and development of evidenced-based tools to measure outputs of that care.

A/Prof Mats Holmberg - Mats is an specialist trained ambulance nurse and an associate professor in Caring Science at Linnaeus University, Sweden. He has 20+ years of clinical ambulance care experience and has published 30+ articles in high ranked scientific journals. Currently he holds a position as R&D director at the Department of Ambulance Service in Region Sörmland, Sweden. His research mainly focuses on interpersonal and ethical issues in ambulance care. He also supervises five PhD students in ambulance care projects.

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 Belinda Flanagan, Robbie King, Mats Holmberg & Dr Scott Devenish



75 minutes
29th Aug 2023
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