- The largest paramedicine research conference for students in Australia hosted at Charles Sturt in Bathurst
- Conference organised by students with a passion for paramedicine research
- A range of expert keynote speakers with significant research and industry experience
A one-day conference organised by paramedicine students at Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) in Bathurst on Saturday 14 September will promote the importance of research for the profession.
Program lead and lecturer in paramedicine at Charles Sturt School of Biomedical SciencesMs Clare Sutton said, “The Dare to Know Research Conference is Australia’s largest paramedicine student research conference.
“This conference is completely organised by a group of paramedic students who have a passion for research,” she said.
“Being a recently professionalised industry in Australia, there is a drive for more research in the sector, thus the aim of the conference is to engage students early in this process to develop innovation in paramedic research.”
The conference brings together students, academics, current paramedics, and industry partners for a valuable day of learning and networking opportunities.
The conference, now in its third year, was the first student-led research conference of its kind, and
has attracted prestigious speakers from Australia and New Zealand, as well as several international speakers delivering remote presentations.
Keynote speakers at the conference include:
- Dr Ruth Townsend is a senior lecturer in law, ethics and professionalism in the Charles Sturt Centre for Law and Justice. She has practiced as both a paramedic and a solicitor, has researched and published extensively in the area of health practitioner professionalism, and is an author of the text Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics.
- Dr Natalia Bilton is a lecturer in human anatomy and physiology at Charles Sturt. Her research interests include creativity, neuroscience, Indigenous pedagogy in anatomy and physiology, and innovation in paramedic research.
- Ms Sonja Maria is a lecturer in paramedicine at Charles Sturt and has a diverse background in emergency healthcare. Her main interests are in policy development and evidence-based guidelines for clinicians in the health ﬁeld.
- Mr Phillip Ebbs is a senior lecturer at Charles Sturt, and paramedic with extensive experience in the ﬁelds of avoidable patient harm and delivery of large performance improvement programs.
- Mr Alan Morrison is an Intensive Care Paramedic with experience in clinical practice, education, clinical governance and paramedicine regulation. He is currently Director Education with NSW Ambulance, President of the Paramedicine Council of NSW, and Co-Deputy Chair of the Paramedicine Accreditation Committee.
- Mr Toby Keene has over 15 years’ clinical experience as a paramedic in a range of environments. He is currently studying for a PhD in paramedic decision-making at the Australian National University.
- Mr Aidan Baron is a paramedic researcher and educator from Sydney with interests in point-of-care ultrasound, patient advocacy, and evidence-based medicine education.
- Mr Matt Rogers is a Charles Sturt graduate practising as a registered paramedic with NSW Ambulance. He is currently completing his honours at Monash University focusing on the wellbeing of paramedics, and is the honours student representative for the paramedic health and well-being research unit at Monash University.
Register for a free ticket at www.daretoknowcsu.org
The Dare to Know Research Conference is from 8.30am to 5pm on Saturday 14 September in building 1292 at Charles Sturt in Bathurst.