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Rob has been a professional Paramedic for 26 years having worked and trained in Sydney, The Central Coast, Newcastle, Port Macquarie & Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

He joined NSW Ambulance as a Registered Nurse looking for something a little more dynamic and exciting in 1993.

Since then he has been involved in multiple clinical and management roles in varied settings throughout NSW including participation in the proof of concept trial of Extended Care Paramedic Practice in 2008.

In 2016 Rob moved to the United Arab Emirates to take up a full-time Clinical Educators role. During his time there he also trained and completed certification & licensure to international Emergency Medical Technician Advanced level. As well as his teaching role with CSU Rob continues to practice as an ECP with ASNSW.

Rob is an early career researcher who is presently working on a research project which examines Mental Health Education within Paramedicine.

Research Interests

Mental Health Education in Paramedicine

Adult Learning & Education

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Management of Trauma in Pre-Hospital Care

Extended Scopes of Practice in Paramedicine


Rob is currently the subject Convenor for two subjects at CSU in Paramedic program, which involve the Advanced management of Trauma and Integrated WorkPlace learning.

Additionally, he consults for numerous other subjects.

Education/Academic qualification

Paramedicine, Diploma Paramedical Science, Talisium Health Education


Paramedicine, Diploma Paramedical Science, NSW Ambulance


Nursing, Diploma of Health Science, University of Newcastle


Clinical Education, Masters, Flinders University

2017 → …

External positions

Peer Reviewer, Australasian Journal of Paramedicine

2018 → …

Extended Care Paramedic Specialist, NSW Ambulance

13 Sep 1993 → …

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Research Output 2019 2019

A novel approach to PBL in an applied pharmacology subject

Burbidge, S., Mitchell, N., Ebbs, P. & Bear, R., 30 Nov 2019.

Research output: Other contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access


Australian National Medal

Rob Bear (Recipient), Sep 2008

Prize: Award

natural disaster

Australian National Medal - 1st Clasp

Rob Bear (Recipient), Sep 2018

Prize: Award

natural disaster

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

Rob Bear (Recipient), Sep 2003

Prize: Award


Activities 2018 2019

  • 1 Conference
  • 1 Visiting an external organisation

British Columbia Emergency Health Service

Rob Bear (Visiting researcher)
11 Nov 201930 Nov 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external organisationIndustry

NSW Ambulance Volunteer Community First Responder Conference 2018

Rob Bear (Chair)
28 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceIndustry

Press / Media

CSU student paramedics on international study program

Rob Bear


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media