I have worked as a paramedic in Australia since 1981, training as an Intensive Care paramedic in Sydney before moving to Charles Sturt University in 1996, where I was appointed senior lecturer and coordinator of the Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) program in 1998. In 2004 I was appointed to the position of Head of Undergraduate Paramedic Programs at Monash University in Melbourne. I was an Associate Professor and Discipline Leader for Paramedic Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland from 2012 to 2019 and am currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice at Monash University.
Research interests include the development of critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in novice paramedics, work-integrated learning, and pain management in the out-of-hospital setting. Recent research projects include collaboration with Ambulance Victoria to study paramedic management of patients in community palliative care requiring paramedic attendance.