Dr James Padley

Academic Level C

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (5E217)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr James Padley has been involved in medical education with Flinders University since 2017, initially as a clinical tutor and then clinical educator in rural health. Since mid-2019 he has been academic coordinator of the Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC), an internationally recognised, longitudinal integrated clerkship where penultimate year medical students learn from rural doctors based in General Practice in SA.

James is a generalist doctor working in country SA with qualifications in anaesthesia (JCCA 2018, ANZCA Primary Exam 2015). After graduating from the University of Sydney in 2010, he worked in St Vincent's Hospital and Wagga Wagga Hospital in NSW before moving to Adelaide in 2016 to continue training in anaesthesia. He has since worked in various emergency and medical roles in metropolitan and country hospitals and in 2019 spent 6 months as a medical officer with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in Broken Hill, NSW. He is nearing completion of requirements for fellowship with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). James' interests include student well-being, medical education, rural and remote health and simulation in acute care. Outside of work he plays guitar and explores remote beaches.


Joint Consultative Committee Certificate in Anaesthesia (JCCA, Rural Advanced Skill), 2018

Primary Exam, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, 2015

MBBS, 2010 (USyd)

PhD, 2007 (USyd)

BMedSc (Hons), 2002 (USyd)

Honours, awards and grants

2019 Outstanding Student-Centred Teaching and Learning Award (shared), College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University

Program Ambassador Award, Barossa Valley PRCC, 2019

Peter Bancroft Prize for PhD Research, University of Sydney, 2007

Key responsibilities

Leadership and advocacy in the PRCC curriculum including staff supervision and support and wide engagement with stakeholders. Responsible for support and education for students undertaking rural clinical placements in the Flinders MD program.

Teaching interests

Clinical skills, cardiorespiratory system, physiology