College of Medicine and Public Health
James holds full academic status as a senior lecturer within the college of medicine and public health at Flinders, where he continues to actively contribute to teaching and learning.
James took up a new role in 2023 at the University of Adelaide, within the School of Allied Health Science and Practice.
James has previously held teaching leadership roles in nursing, paramedicine, medicine and clinical education. His innovative approaches to teaching and learning have previously been recognised through a range of awards and he was the first recognised Advance HE Senior Fellow within the College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders.
James is an experienced frontline clinician who has served in extended care paramedic and emergency nurse practitioner roles, and he has ammassed extensive knolwledge and skills through practice within a range of care settings and specialities both in Australia and the United Kingdom.
James has been a leading early contributor to the university education of paramedics in Australia, and he continues to serve the discipline as an AHPRA program assessor, a journal reviewer, and active paramedicine researcher.
James has broad reseach interests and is eligible to supervise Hons, Masters and PhD students. He welcomes any health or education research or supervsion enquires.
Senior Fellow Advance HE 2021
Graduate Certificate Education (Higher Education) - Flinders University 2014
Bachelor Health Science Honours- Flinders University 2011
Advanced Life Support - Australian Resuscitation Council 2011
Graduate Certificate Developing Autonomous Practice (Nurse Practitioner) - University of Hertfordshire 2003
Diploma Applied Science - Ambulance Studies - SA Ambulance Service
Bachelor of Nursing - University of South Australia 1992
2017 Edith Cowan University Prize. Best Paper on an Authentic Learning Environment. 2017 HERDSA Annual Conference. Sydney. "A bridge to being a practitioner: The role of pedagogical practice-in-context knowledge in the design, delivery and experience of a capstone subject. Houston, D., & Thompson, J.
2014 Executive Dean's Award Teaching Excellence
2013 Honours Poster Award 2nd Place "Exploring Paramedic Patient Assessment" Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)
2012 National Runner Up - "Educational Performance" The Council of Ambulance Authorities Awards
Reviewer Australasian Journal of Paramedicine
Presenter / Reviewer Ausmed
Ten Network. "Paramedic Students Learn the Ropes" May 22, 2013
Flinders Press. "Flinders Paramedics face toughest test yet" October 23 2012
Nine Network News. Paramedic training. "Put to the test" October 22 2012
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