Meet our College’s Paramedic Clinical Academics and Paramedic Educators and Instructors

The Australian Paramedical College employs clinical academics and paramedic educators and instructors whom provide the clinical teaching and support for our students throughout their courses.

All our paramedic educators and instructors have years of experience in the paramedical and broader emergency medical services field and hold both the paramedical and education qualifications, necessary to facilitate the courses.

SAM WILLIS - APC Discipline Leader in Paramedic Sciences

SAM WILLIS – Senior Lecturer  in Paramedic Sciences

Sam is the Discipline Leader for Paramedic Science at the Australian Paramedical College’s Miami Campus and leads the paramedical discipline’s paramedic educators and instructors.
Sam is a career paramedic academic with an enthusiasm for paramedicine, passion for teaching and approachability plays a critical role in inspiring students and ensuring their success.
Sam started his career as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher in his hometown in England and then worked for 10 years with the one of the world’s busiest ambulance services – London Ambulance Service, as a paramedic and field clinical educator prior to being appointed as an academic at Oxford Brooks University.

In addition to his professional and vocational qualifications, Sam has completed a Bachelor of Paramedic Science (with Honours) and a Master of Arts in Education. With a focus and passion for teaching the next generation of paramedics and emergency medical service professionals.

Since coming to Australia, Sam has taken on several paramedic lecturer and lead academic appointments, including Victoria University, University of Tasmania and University of Southern Queensland.

Sam is also an active researcher with a publication record and is currently undertaking a PhD research programme. Sam is also a co-author of the Wiley-Blackwell textbook, Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice: A Systems Approach, which is utilised internationally in paramedic and emergency medical services education and practice space.

Find out more about Sam Willis via his professional profile on LinkedIn.

Kallai Sugden, APC Paramedic Clinical Educator

KALLAI SUGDEN – Paramedic Clinical Educator

Kallai is a Paramedic Clinical Educator at the College’s Miami Campus. Kallai comes from a diverse paramedical, emergency services and rescue background with qualifications in both paramedicine, major incident management and fire rescue.

In his previous roles, Kallai has been deployed throughout Australia to assist in coordinating some of the country’s most costly disasters and is a recipient of the National Emergency Medal, a Queensland Flood Citation and the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Meritorious Service Medal.

Kallai is passionate about vocational education and the opportunities it offers, and believes success comes from empowerment, dedication and commitment to achieving goals.

Kallai holds a Bachelor of Paramedic Science (with distinction) from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), an Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) and is currently completing post graduate studies in higher education.

Tom Rogers APC Paramedic Clinical Instructor

TOM ROGERS – Paramedic Clinical Instructor

Tom is a Paramedic Clinical Instructor and has joined the Australian Paramedical College’s Paramedicine Discipline following a successful 20 year career in the aviation industry as a commercial pilot, specialising in pilot flight training and flight testing.

Tom after deciding to make a career change, studied paramedicine at the Australian Paramedical College, graduating with the Advanced Diploma of Paramedic Science. Tom now practices within the private event medical, emergency response sector at large, high risk events and is also operationally engaged with Surf Life Saving Queensland.

Tom holds paramedical and education qualifications and through his broad experiences, has developed a passion for vocational clinical education and patient safety governance, including the specialised areas of human factors and crew resource management.

 

APC paramedic trainer

MICK JONES – Paramedic Clinical Instructor

Mick is a casual Paramedic Clinical Instructor with the Australian Paramedical College. After retiring from a distinguished career as a Detective in the Police Force, Mick turned his focus to paramedicine and after completing his paramedic training, has gained broad experience as an Advanced Care Paramedic, Clinical Instructor, Rescue Paramedic and an Operations and Training Coordinator, working across the ambulance and multidisciplinary private sector paramedic, industrial health and rescue disciplines.

As a truly, multidisciplinary clinical professional, Mick professionally practiced in various public ambulance and private sector clinical and rescue roles across metro, regional and remote areas. Through his experiences, Mick has developed and honed his professional and clinical knowledge, skills and judgement in practice. These are key professional ingredients required in applying clinical, education support and mentorship for students of the College.

Mick holds professional and vocational qualifications in paramedicine, industrial health and OHS, mines rescue, security, policing and vocational education.

 

APC paramedic trainer Steve Whitfield

STEVE WHITFIELD – Clinical Instructor

Steve is a Lecturer with the college and brings an impressive career and educational portfolio to the college. Steve is a paramedic with 7 years service to the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) where he has trained in both Emergency Support Unit (ESU) and extended care capabilities. Steve participated in a number of care pilots during his time with the Queensland Ambulance Service, including the pre-hospital thrombolysis pilot program in 2014. This program resulted in the successful roll out of thrombolysis to all advanced care paramedics in Queensland.

Steve has experiences of working internationally having worked in humanitarian, paramedical and prehospital capacities in Nepal, Mongolia, Sinai, Botswana and Vanuatu. Previous to this Steve spent seven years in the Australian Defence Force as a recon soldier deploying to Timor Leste, Iraq, Thailand and Hawaii.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Paramedical Science through the University of Tasmania and a Diploma of Ambulance through the Combined Emergency Service Academy (CESA), and is currently enrolled in a Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care, and in addition is studying units in Health Care in Humanitarian Operations . He is also a fellow candidate for the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS), an industry trainer for Expedition Medicine courses and Advanced Wilderness Life Support.

Steve’s research interests include humanitarian healthcare and adult education.

Call today on 07 5520 2522 and take the first steps to gaining the qualifications that open up new career opportunities in the pre-hospital emergency care sector.

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