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Clare is a Senior Lecturer for paramedicine at Charles Sturt University (CSU), NSW Australia. Prior to joining CSU in 2015, she was employed as a Senior Lecturer and Practice Education Lead for the University of Northampton. Clare has experience in subject design, curriculum development and teaching at undergraduate and post graduate level and has implemented several teaching innovations. She has developed new international recruitment pathways exclusive to CSU graduates as well as expanding international placement opportunities in the UK and Vanuatu.


Clare has extensive experience in the emergency services sector with over 20 years frontline experience as a paramedic and clinical mentor with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and as an Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP) with various organisations in the primary healthcare environment. She holds paramedic registration with APHRA and HCPC (UK). She has also been involved with emergency service agencies and NGOs in a volunteer capacity.


Clare has held several leadership positions, including Program Lead of paramedicine at CSU and is currently working as Honours Advisor for the School of Nursing, Paramedicine and Healthcare Sciences. She was a member of the inaugural Australasian Council of Paramedicine Deans (ACPD) and has served on several professional committees, including the Education and Research Committees for the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine (ANZCP), the Mental Health Special Interest Group for Paramedics Australasia (PA) and is the Chair of the Paramedic Wellbeing Group for the Australasian College of Paramedicine (ACP). 


Research Interests

Clare’s research interests include the promotion of health and wellbeing in emergency service workers, student paramedics and volunteer responders and she also has an interest in rural and remote healthcare. She is an active member of the Workforce Wellness Research Unit (WWRU), the Regional Work and Organisational Resilience research group (RWOR) and the Wellbeing and Mental Health Research Australia group and has been involved in several funded industry collaborations investigating the mental health, wellbeing, and resilience of frontline workers. Projects include the investigation of the impact of COVID on the mental health and wellbeing of frontline workers, an evaluation of the Leading for Better Mental Health pilot program delivered by Emergency Services Foundation (ESF) and an evaluation of the impact of Body Worn Cameras on occupational violence. 


Clare is Chief Investigator for the International Paramedic Anxiety and Wellbeing Study (IPAWS), the first longitudinal study investigating trends in the mental health and wellbeing status of early career paramedics. She is the co-creator and lead of the Dare to Know Student Paramedic Research Scholarship program and Dare to Know Student Paramedic Research Conference Chair and is an active research supervisor for Masters, Honours and Dare to Know Scholarship students.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Masters in Advancing Practice (Emergency Care) (Distinction) (Faculty Prize for Excellence) , To introduce early antimicrobial therapy for patients presenting with severe sepsis or septic shock in the pre-hospital environment , Coventry University


Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education (PGCME) , Cardiff University


Bachelor of Science (Honours) (First Class) Professional Practice (Emergency Care) , Exploring the recognition of severe sepsis and septic shock in the emergency care environment , University of Northampton


Bachelor of Science (Honours) Social Sciences with Politics & Social Policy (First Class) , Open University


Diploma in Social Policy & Criminology , Open University


PhD Candidate, Investigating the impact of volunteering on the development of resilience in student paramedics, Charles Sturt University (CSU)

2020 → …

External positions

Paramedicine sub-group member, OzSAGE

2021 → …

Associate Editor, The Shift Extension

2021 → …

Honorary Board Member , Worldwide Peer Support Group

2020 → …

Chair Paramedic Wellbeing Group, Australasian College of Paramedicine

2019 → …

Member, Australasian Council of Paramedicine Deans


Reviewer, Australian Journal of Paramedicine


Chair of Survive and Thrive conference committee, Australia and New Zealand College of Paramedics


Mental Health Special Interest Group committee member, Paramedics Australasia


Research Committee member, Australia and New Zealand College of Paramedics


Education Committee member, Australia and New Zealand College of Paramedics


Guideline Development Subgroup member - Sepsis, Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee


Fellow, Higher Education Academy

2012 → …

Subject keywords

  • Paramedicine
  • Wellbeing
  • Resilience
  • Mental Health
  • Emergency care
  • Volunteering
  • Rural and regional health
  • Frontline workers


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