Research experience

I hold a PhD focused on health professions education. As a researcher I have utilized mixed and multiple methods to explore several areas of interest listed below. I am a Scientist with the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research. I previously sat on the research committee of the National Association of EMS Educators, and the Communications Committee of the Canadian EMS Research Network. I am an Associate of the Prehospital Care Research Forum in UCLA.

In addition to my own program of research, I supervise/advise several postgraduate students (PhD, Masters, Honours) across a number of institutions. I have supervised 3 postgraduate theses to completion (2 MSc, 1 Honours) and examined 3 theses (1 PhD, 1 MSc, 1 Honours). In addition, I have supervised over 100 student-led group research projects involving over 320 students, which have resulted in presentations at national and international conferences, and 40+ articles in peer-reviewed and professional publications.

Peer-review and editorial experience

I am Deputy Editor of Paramedicine, and a former Editor-in-Chief of the Irish Journal of Paramedicine, and Resuscitation Today. I previously sat on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Paramedicine, International Paramedic Practice, and Canadian Paramedicine for a number of years. I perform peer review for a number of journals (listed on my Web of Science profile). I also perform peer-review for fellowship, funding, and grant applications for several national and international organisations, and I am a Senior Appraiser with the PEP Project at Dalhousie University.

Research Interests

My program of research is focused on:

  • health professions education
  • the expanding role of the paramedic
  • care of vulnerable and marginalised populations
  • inequities of access to care
  • social and structural determinants of health
  • research capacity
  • non-technical skills
  • patient safety
  • paramedic well-being
  • professionalisation

Methodological expertise

  • Scoping and systematic reviews
  • Document analysis
  • Reflexive thematic analysis
  • Delphi technique
  • Focus groups
  • Interviews
  • Surveys
  • Reporting guideline development
  • Retrospective chart review
  • Cohort studies