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 Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University and Charles Sturt University, Professor at Fanshawe College, and a former Adjunct Associate Professor at CQUniversity. 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 3 postgraduate students (2 PhD, 1 masters), and 2 honours students. I have supervised 2 postgraduate theses to completion (2 MSc) and examined 2 theses (1 PhD, 1 MSc). 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.
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 determinants of health
- research capacity
- non-technical skills
- patient safety
- paramedic well-being
- Scoping and systematic reviews
- Document analysis
- Reflexive thematic analysis
- Delphi technique
- Focus groups
- Reporting guideline development
- Retrospective chart review
- Cohort studies