Mr James Pearce

Lecturer in Paramedic Science

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Bedford Park
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 a Lecturer in Paramedic Science with the College of Medicine and Public Health. He is a fellow of the Australasian College of Paramedicine.

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


Tertiary qualifications

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. (2023)

Vocational training

Certificate IV in Basic Emergency Care (SA Ambulance Service) (2008)

Certificate III in Business (Frontline Management) (St John Ambulance Australia) (2009)

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (People for Industry) (2012)

Honours, awards and grants

Membership Golden Key International Honour Society (2006)

Chancellor's Letter of Commendation Flinders University (2007)

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

Fellowship of Australasian College of Paramedicine (2017)

10 Year Long Service Medal SA Ambulance Service (2019)

Teaching interests
  • Prehospital emergency care
  • Evidence-based health care
  • Special populations (Obstetrics, paediatrics, geriatrics)
Topic coordinator
PARA3008 Pathophysiology 4
PARA1006 Introduction to Medical Emergencies
Supervisory interests
Paramedic practice
Pre hospital emergency care
  • Ambulance services
  • Paramedicine
  • Prehospital care
  • Prehospital research