Lecturer in Paramedicine, Australian Catholic University
Simon has been a registered Advanced Life Support Paramedic working in Victoria for the past 10 years. Simon is also a lecturer and researcher with Australian Catholic University in the Paramedic discipline and helps train the future Australian paramedic workforce.
Simon led the inclusion of new university education for paramedic students to build their mental and physical resilience and properly prepare them for paramedic practice. For his work in building paramedic student well-being he was awarded the Monash University Vice Chancellor award for Teaching Excellence.
Simon completed his PhD on the paramedic response to family violence and is engaging with the paramedic industry worldwide to build the capacity of the workforce to support their patients by responding properly to family violence.
Last week, a Victorian woman died while reportedly waiting six hours for an ambulance. Ambulance union secretary Danny Hill linked the incident to a busy night and ambulance ramping, which leaves paramedic crews unable...