Dr Bill Lord AM
Dr Bill Lord AM

Bill commenced his career with Ambulance Service of New South Wales in 1981 and subsequently worked as a paramedic academic and researcher at three Australian universities while also holding clinical appointments with Ambulance Victoria and the Queensland Ambulance Service. He is currently an elected Director to the board of the ACP and is a Life Member of the college. He is deputy co-chair of the Paramedicine Accreditation Committee within the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. In 2023 Bill received the award of Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant services to paramedicine education and research.

Dr Robin Pap
Dr Robin Pap

Robin is an Associate Editor at Paramedicine, Academic Program Advisor for paramedicine at Western Sydney University, and the Chair of the College’s Research Advisory Committee

Alecka Miles
Alecka Miles

Alecka Miles is a Paramedic who works in General Practice (GP) in metropolitan Perth, Western Australia and the Course Coordinator of the Community Paramedicine and Paramedic Practitioner courses at Edith Cowan University. Proud ‘Muuummm’ to Poppy (7 years) and Hamish (6 years), a life highlight and her greatest achievement. Despite expressing her concerns about research being a ‘waste of time’ as a graduate paramedic, she has since changed her tune and developed research interests in Paramedic education, Community Paramedicine, Immersive Simulation and Paramedics working in non-traditional roles including the emerging role of the Paramedic Practitioner in Australia/New Zealand. She has a Master degree in Emergency Health and is a PhD Candidate, her project is looking at ‘Decentring’ the ambulance in Paramedicine: An exploration and consensus of key stakeholder expectations, enablers, and impediments to paramedic role legitimisation in primary health care contexts in Australia and New Zealand and she looks forward to dressing like a professor from Harry Potter when she graduates.

Matthew Hill
Matthew Hill

Matthew Hill is a registered paramedic and Lecturer in Paramedicine at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Matt has 10 years of clinical experience, during which time he worked as an Advanced Care Paramedic II, Critical Care Paramedic, and Critical Care Flight Paramedic. Matt’s research interests stem from his experience as a paramedic and Peer Support Officer, where he developed a keen interest in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of paramedics and their families. Matt is currently undertaking his PhD at Central Queensland University, where he is exploring the impact of traumatic stress on paramedics and their intimate partners.

Professor Scott Devenish
Professor Scott Devenish

Dr Scott Devenish is a Professor of Paramedicine and Head of Discipline at ACU's School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Paramedicine, and concurrently holds the position of Chair at the Australasian Council of Paramedicine Deans. With a career spanning 17 years in academia and 25 years of commitment to paramedic education and training, Scott brings extensive expertise to these roles.

Dr Verity Todd
Dr Verity Todd

Dr Verity Todd is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Paramedicine. Verity has recently completed over 5 years as the Clinical Research Fellow at Hato Hone St John. Verity is currently working on the First Responder Shock Trial, supported by the NZ Heart Foundation, and has interest in low-acuity patients, trauma, and resuscitation. Verity's research background includes a PhD in Genetics and postdoctoral fellowships in Ophthalmology (Genetics and Epigenetics) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The University of Auckland.

Robbie King, PhD
Robbie King, PhD

Robbie is a senior registered paramedic with 15 years’ experience performing in both clinical and educational roles. During the last 6 years Robbie has provided healthcare as a specialist “community paramedic” working on the QAS Local-area Assessment and Referral Unit (LARU). His PhD thesis explored how patients experience emergency ambulance service paramedic-led healthcare that resulted in non-conveyance to a hospital ED.

Stephanie Nixon
Stephanie Nixon

Stephanie is a rural QLD paramedic with over ten years of experience. Stephanie is completing her final subject for her masters of paramedicine (Extended Care) and writes quarterly for the ACP response magazine. Stephanie has an interest in research and is currently involved in multiple research projects looking to improve patient outcomes/experiences.

Lisa Hobbs
Lisa Hobbs

Lisa Hobbs is a registered paramedic, academic, researcher and visual artist with over 2 decades experience in paramedicine. Her research experience includes a Master of Philosophy, qualitative research utilising Constructivist Grounded Theory. Lisa is a confirmed candidate in a Doctor of Philosophy, her research topic is Women in Paramedicine: Exploring the experiences of female paramedics in Australia through creative research.

Sooaad Dahoud
Sooaad Dahoud

Sooaad Dahoud is a registered paramedic working with NSW Ambulance, based out of metropolitan Sydney. Alongside being a full-time paramedic, she is also a sessional paramedicine academic at Western Sydney University. Sooaad was recently awarded a Master of Research, whereby her research investigated sex-specific disparities in paramedic-initiated analgesic administration for individuals with acute abdominal pain presenting to an Australian jurisdictional ambulance service. Sooaad’s broader research interests traverse equity in paramedicine practice across diverse populations, where she aims to further develop her academic expertise.

David Shanahan
David Shanahan

David is a registered paramedic and started his career with Queensland Ambulance Service before moving interstate to join Ambulance Victoria. David has over 20 years of clinical experience as an Advanced and Intensive Care Paramedic. David is currently a master’s research student at Monash University exploring the incidence and impact of occupational exposure to ketamine.

Laura Hirello
Laura Hirello

Laura Hirello is a Canadian paramedic from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She moved to Melbourne in February 2023 to pursue a PhD from Monash University. Laura’s research study, project ASAP, looks at how shift work and the resulting circadian rhythm disruption impact paramedics, their work performance, and their decision making. Prior to moving to Australia, Laura worked as an ambulance paramedic for 9 years before moving into healthcare project management and process improvement.

Louise Reynolds
Louise Reynolds

Dr Louise Reynolds, Safer Care Victoria's Chief Paramedic Officer and ACU Associate Professor in Paramedicine, began her career as a student paramedic with SA Ambulance Service. Her career included operational and educational roles across Australia, the UK, and South-East Asia. As Australia's first female paramedic with a doctoral degree, her research focuses on qualitative explorations of paramedicine evolving professional culture, education, systems and leadership. She's a five-time editor of 'Understanding the Australian Health Care System', contributing to the paramedicine chapter.

Julia Massingham
Julia Massingham

Julia is a Critical Care Paramedic, who has worked with the Queensland Ambulance Service for the last eight years, and is currently working in Rockhampton as a Clinical Support Officer. In 2020, Julia completed her Graduate Diploma in Specialist Paramedic Practice and commenced her internship as a critical care paramedic with QAS, before returning to undertake a Masters research project in 2023. Throughout Julia's paramedic career, the ongoing challenge of maintaining clinical currency and proficiency of complex clinical interventions led Julia to investigate the role of Mental Rehearsal as a potential means of improving clinical care.

Laura Triffet
Laura Triffet

Laura Triffett is a registered paramedic, a Lecturer in Paramedicine at the University of Tasmania and a PhD candidate at Western Sydney University. Laura has worked in paramedicine for over 25 years, starting her career in the UK before relocating to Australia in 2007. Laura's research interests stem from her experience as both a paramedic and academic, where she developed an interest in work-integrated learning (WIL), authentic assessment, innovative learning and teaching, and health literacy responsiveness. Laura's PhD project is looking at the use of Entrustable Professional Activities for the assessment of entry to practice paramedic students undertaking WIL.

Lyle Brewster
Lyle Brewster

Lyle has 34 years of experience as a paramedic and an educator with two different ambulance services and Charles Sturt University. Lyle began his career with the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade (QATB) 1989. He spent 14 years with QAS. In 2005, Lyle moved to New Zealand, where he worked for St John Ambulance. He received his intensive care paramedic qualification and spent four years in the rescue helicopter and education. Lyle has a Master's in Health Science, a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science (Paramedic). He is a PhD candidate at CSU.

Dennis Walker
Dennis Walker

Dennis Walker is a lecturer and clinical placement coordinator for the undergraduate paramedicine program at the University of Southern Queensland. He is also a registered paramedic, having worked within the Queensland Ambulance Service for 27 years in a range of roles including Critical Care Paramedic, Flight Paramedic, Isolated Practice Area Paramedic and Clinical Support Officer. Dennis recently completed his PhD on medication safety in paramedicine, but also has research interests in work integrated learning and clinical simulation.

Rachael Vella
Rachael Vella

Rachael (BMedSci, BHlthSci(Paramedic), MRes) is a Lecturer in Paramedicine at Western Sydney University. Her research interests focus on incorporating technology-enhanced methods of simulation within healthcare education to better prepare students for real-world practice. Her PhD will focus on the incorporation of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to enhance simulation feedback and assessment. Additionally, Rachael is a registered paramedic and maintains clinical practice through employment with New South Wales Ambulance.

Emma Moore
Emma Moore

Emma Moore is currently enrolled in a PhD program exploring the pre-hospital management of neck of femur fracturs with a focus on fracture immobilisation. She is a Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science for Central Queensland University and has over 16 years’ experience working as an Advanced Care Paramedic for the Queensland Ambulance Service.

Adrian Lockhart
Adrian Lockhart

Adrian Lockhart is currently a graduate paramedic with Queensland Ambulance Service. After graduating Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Paramedic Science with distinction he undertook a postgraduate year at Monash University achieving first class honours with his research in the field of clinical leadership. Adrian perused this second career in healthcare after twenty-four years in the global wine industry with degrees in Agricultural Science, Economics and a Master of Business Administration. Most recently he held several senior executive leadership roles including that of Chief executive Officer and was awarded a Vincent Fairfax fellowship for ethics and leadership.

Julie-Anne Foster
Julie-Anne Foster

Lecturer, Paramedicine Science, School of Clinical Sciences QUT. Assisting workshop host - Academic Posters: A Guide to Effective Design

Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor

Lecturer, Paramedicine, Central Queensland University. Assisting workshop host - Academic Posters: A Guide to Effective Design

A/Professor Kelly-Anne Bowles
A/Professor Kelly-Anne Bowles

Associate Editor, Paramedicine. Assisting workshop host - How to review a paper: an introduction to the science of peer review of journal articles.