‘Battlab’ is the name chosen by my postgraduate students and graduates for our ‘lab group’. The lab is a virtual collaborative space based between Monash University and Queen’s University to support paramedic researchers and research students, and promote socialization (key to graduate student development and success). Members of the lab are predominantly focused on research, education, and practice improvements in health professions education, social and structural determinants of health, the evolving role of paramedicine, and the care of vulnerable and under-served populations.

We aim to meet virtually at least once a month to share work-in-progress for feedback, review important philosophical and theoretical aspects of research, and support individual members of the lab with career and professional development.

Lab members

  • A/Prof. Alan Batt, PhD, Monash University; Queen’s University – Head of Lab
  • Adam Greene, PhD student, Monash University
  • Chelsea Lanos, MSc, Monash University
  • Cheryl Cameron, PhD student, Monash University
  • Jennifer Bolster, PhD student, Monash University
  • JD Heffern, BPara(Hons.) student, Monash University
  • Meghan Lysko, MSc, Oxford County Paramedic Service
  • Michelle O’Toole, PhD student, Monash University
  • Paige Mason, MA, Ottawa Paramedic Service
  • Trevor Hines Duncliffe, PhD candidate, University of Western Ontario
  • Tyne Lunn, BPara(Hons.) student, Monash University
  • William Johnston, MSc, Ottawa Paramedic Service
  • Cameron Woodman, BHSc student, Queen’s University

Honours and awards

  • Top oral abstract award, Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program, December 2023. Lanos et al. Organ donation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Canada.
  • ‘Best of the best’ Highest Quality Research Award, Australasian College of Paramedicine International Conference, September 2023. Batt et al. Developing a competency framework for contemporary paramedic practice in Canada.
  • Top 3 Canadian Paramedicine Research Papers, Canadian Paramedicine Research Day, May 2023. Bolster et al. The paramedic role in substance use: a scoping review.
  • Top EMS Research Award, Dalhousie University EMS Research Day, October 2022. Bolster et al. The paramedic role in substance use: a scoping review.
  • Best oral abstract, Alberta EMS and Paramedicine Research Day, May 2021. Lunn et al. Dealing with dying- progressing paramedics’ role in grief support.
  • Award of Excellence for Leadership & Community Building, Paramedic Association of Canada, Canada. Batt, AM.

Recent publications and news

Research outputs