Author: Alan

Dissertation writing tools and workflow

Now that my Master’s dissertation is done and submitted (and on its way to a decent mark hopefully!), I’ve been thinking about how my writing workflow has changed so much over the past few years to what is now a pretty organised, logical process that just makes sense. This is due in no small part…

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EMS Gathering 2016 Posters

Below are photos of the posters presented at the 2016 EMS Gathering in-situ at the event. Well done to all presenters!  

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Fanshawe Research & Innovation Day

I had the pleasure of seeing some of my students who are in 2nd year present their research projects at the Annual Fanshawe Research and Innovation Day (RID) held today in Fanshawe College. Well done to Paige, Mike, Jordan, Kelly, Brendan and Will!

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On open access…

I made a big decision this week. It will likely have little impact on the world as a whole, but the principle, if followed by all who publish scientific articles, would change the landscape of academia forever. I’ve decided to publish open-access where at all possible going forward. Julia Belluz wrote an article back at…

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EMS Gathering 2016

Come and join us on the 9th and 10th of June for the EMS Gathering 2016, where you will be treated to an inspiring few days with colleagues and friends in the beautiful surroundings of Killarney, Co.Kerry. Experience our unique Learning with Leisure, where you can go Hillwalking, Cycling, our hugely popular sepsis bus tour,…

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Academic Nursery Rhymes and Fairytales

Imagine if nursery rhymes and fairytales had been published in academic journals? How different they would be! This is a bit of fun, but with a serious motive… improved research literacy! A good groupwork activity is to ask students to design an abstract or poster for a nursery rhyme or children’s fairytale, and then present it…

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Turkish Paramedic Association 3rd International Paramedic Congress & Ambulance Rally

I have just returned from a fantastic week in Antalya, Turkey as a guest of the Turkish Paramedic Association. I was honoured to have been a member of the scientific committee, and an invited speaker at this event, where I spoke about international perspectives of pre-hospital care in the Republic of Ireland and the United…

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Introducing the Irish Journal of Paramedicine

I am delighted to announce the launch of the Irish Journal of Paramedicine (IJP), with the first issue scheduled for publication in June 2016. I am also proud to announce that the Irish College of Paramedics have adopted the IJP as their official journal. The Irish Journal of Paramedicine (IJP) is an open access, peer-reviewed,…

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EMS Research Summit 2016

I’m delighted and honoured to have been selected to attend the Fisdap EMS Research Summit 2016, being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota in February. I’m also extremely honoured to have been awarded funding to attend the summit by the National Association of EMS Educators. Once a year, Fisdap hosts the EMS Research Summit, a workshop that attracts EMS…

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3rd International Paramedic Congress – Turkey

I am honoured to be invited by my friend Gurkan Ozel, secretary of the Turkish Paramedic Association, to speak at the upcoming 3rd International Paramedic Congress and Ambulance Rally taking place in Antalya, Turkey this December 2nd-6th. I will be speaking on prehospital care delivery from both Irish and UAE perspectives, as well as speaking about paramedic…

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