James is a senior lecturer and teaching specialist who serves in dual roles, in Medicine (as the Assessment Lead) and, Paramedicine as the coordinator of the capstone program and clinical assessment topic.
For more than 15 years he has been the leading driver for the scholarship of teaching and learning in Paramedicine in South Australia, contributing innovations that have been recognised and awarded nationally, as well as influencing practice internationally and within other disciplines.
His practice as an academic is grounded in an extensive clinical career that spanned a range of roles within Australia and the United Kingdom and included senior appointments as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner and an Extended Care Paramedic.
James has a range of research interests and has previously led studies in education, learning and assessment design, patient assessment skills and decision making, physiology, and resuscitation skills competency.
Graduate Certificate Education (Higher Education) - Flinders University 2014
Bachelor Health Science Honours- Flinders University 2011
Advanced Life Support - Australian Resuscitation Council 2011
Grad 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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