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Personal profile

Jacob is a registered Paramedic with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA). He has worked as a Paramedic in Australian and United Kingdom Ambulance Services and as a Rescue Paramedic in the Private Sector, including mining and construction. In his Paramedic role, Jacob worked to an Advanced Care Practitioner level, working on doubled crew ambulances or as a solo responder. Jacob is an Associate Lecturer at Charles Sturt University (CSU). He teaches two third-year subjects and a first-year placement subject. He is also studying for a Masters of Philosophy at CSU.

He is also involved with the StreetKind program in Sydney. StreetKind endeavours to work on positive community interactions and encourage pro-social behaviours to prevent harm to nightlife in Sydney. The Governor General has also recognised Jacob's work with StreetKind where he attended an event in honour of StreetKind.


Jacob started with CSU in 2020 as a sessional academic and began a full-time role in 2021. His teaching philosophy is creating safe spaces for students to learn and be themselves. He uses a variety of pedagogies in his teaching, including problem-based learning, flipped classrooms, gamification, and simulation. He teaches CLS103 Non-emergency Clinical Placements, BMS317 Integrating Paramedic Medical Sciences, and CLS307 Transition to Paramedic Practice. In CLS103, he teaches students about work-integrated learning and prepares students for their placements. In BMS317, he teaches about medical emergencies and includes ethical and clinical decision making. In CLS307, he prepares students to graduate and looks at continuous professional development and the Professional Capabilities for Registered Paramedics. 

Research Interests

Jacob is currently studying a Masters of Philosophy looking at Paramedic's perceptions of treating a patient experiencing chronic pain. He plans to create a project to move it into a PhD. His research interests also include pharmacology, geriatrics and palliative care. He has worked on a project looking at escape rooms as a new pedagogy for paramedic students and the Fit to Graduate research at CSU. Jacob also participated in the PARAMEDIC2 trial in the United Kingdom, looking at whether adrenaline was useful in cardiac arrests. 

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Learning and Teaching, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

04 Jun 202213 Oct 2023

Award Date: 02 Feb 2024

Paramedicine, Bachelor, Bachelor of Paramedic Science, University of the Sunshine Coast

24 Feb 201414 Oct 2016

Award Date: 05 Apr 2017

External positions

StreetKind Advisor, StreetKind

24 Oct 2023 → …

Member, Australasian College of Paramedicine

27 Apr 2020 → …


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