Mr Grant Gallagher

Senior Lecturer (Teaching Specialist (Clin))

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Bedford Park (W262)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

As an academic-clinician since 2012 at Flinders University, Grant has undertaken a diverse range of educational leadership roles, with an emphasis on the redevelopment of both undergraduate & postgraduate paramedicine curriculum.  By combining relevant clinical education theory to the discipline-specific demands of the out-of-hospital environment, Grant has initiated curriculum renewal across topics such as electrophysiology (2018), neurological emergencies (2019), and applied paramedic practice (2022). Additionally, in 2020 as Course Co-ordinator for the Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Paramedicine (GDICPM), Grant engaged both industry leaders and tertiary clinical education experts in designing and creating a fit-for-purpose curriculum to support the unique educational needs of intensive care paramedics.  

With his connection with industry as a registered intensive care paramedic (ICP), Grant has been involved in a diverse range of clinical education redevelopments across the spectrum of paramedicine both nationally and internationally. These initiatives include a study-tour of the volunteer ambulance services within Israel (Magen David Adom) & Palestine (Red Crescent Society), a joint collaboration with St Johns Ambulance Service Malaysia (Penang) to provide online and in-country skills intensives for their paid and volunteer staff, and supporting Australian paramedics as a clinical educator and on-road mentor.

Research interests have been focused (1) Ketamine-induced emergent reactions, (2) recruitment and retention of volunteer ambulance officers, (3) on the development of a discipline-specific curriculum for paramedics and intensive care paramedics. This is the focus of his current research projects of his Doctor of Philosophy.


Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) - Charles Sturt University

Advanced Life Support (ALS2) Instructor - Australian Resuscitation Council

Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Paramedic Studies - Flinders University

Honours, awards and grants

2023  Student-Led Teaching Award – College of Medicine & Public Health, Flinders University

2023  Deputy Chair - Australian Paramedic Competency Assessment Consortium

2020  Excellence in Teaching & Innovation - College of Medicine & Public Health, Flinders University

2014  Clinical Excellence in Professional Development - SA Ambulance Service

2012  Rod Kershaw ASM Scholarship - Paramedics Australasia (SA Chapter)