Mr James Pearce

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

James Pearce is a registered paramedic and registered nurse.

His career as a paramedic clinician began in 2007. James has worked with both SA Ambulance Service and NSW Ambulance as an on-road Paramedic. He has also worked in the private/industrial sector with First Care Medical and Safety Australia Group.

He has taught in paramedicine, nursing and medicine programs at a number of different universities including the Australian Catholic University, University of South Australia, University of Wollongong, Griffith University and Flinders University.

He is currently holds full academic status as a lecturer with the College of Medicine and Public Health Paramedic Unit at Flinders University and is a fellow of Paramedics Australasia. He holds a current Australian Resuscitation Council Advanced Life Support Level 2 certification.

James is currently a PhD candidate investigating the care of patients with invasive meningococcal disease by emergency medical service clinicians.


Bachelor of Nursing (Griffith University) 2005

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Paramedic) (Flinders University) 2006

Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control (Griffith University) 2009

Master of Advanced Practice (Griffith University) 2010

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Australian Catholic University) 2018

Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy (Flinders University) Est. Comp. 2021

Honours, awards and grants

Awarded Golden Key International Honour Society Membership (2006)

Awarded Flinders University Chancellor's Letter of Commendation (2007)

Awarded University of South Australia Head of School's Letter of Contribution (2011)

Awarded Fellowship of Paramedics Australasia (2017)

Research interests

James's research interests include:

  • Pre-hospital care
  • Scoping reviews
  • Case reports
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Sepsis
  • Paramedicine
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Evidence-based health care
  • Paramedic education
Teaching interests
  • Pre-hospital emergency care
  • Evidence-based health care

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