James is a teaching specialist and senior lecturer with an extensive portfolio of teaching spanning a range of disciplines, which routinely includes; anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, clinical reasoning, clinical practice skills, patient assessment, and clinical education. He provides educational leadership for the scholarship of teaching and learning within paramedicine and has been a key contributor to new educational theory within the discipline.
His research interests are varied and have previously contributed to new knowledge and understanding in the areas of advancing out of hospital practice (fluid resuscitation & advanced patient assessment), improved graduate standards, individualised learning design, and student partnerships in assessment. His work and innovations have received awards at university, state, and national levels, and can be evidenced in teaching and learning practice within nursing, medicine, and international paramedic education design.
James holds over 20 years of clinical experience spanning a range of Paramedic and Nursing roles and has previously held senior practitioner roles in extended/advanced care positions within both disciplines.
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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