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Personal profile

Personal profile

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 PhD 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

Clinical Education, Graduate Certificate, Flinders University


Award Date: 27 Aug 2020

Paramedicine, Diploma Paramedical Science, Talisium Health Education


Award Date: 01 Jun 2018

Paramedicine, Diploma Paramedical Science, NSW Ambulance


Award Date: 01 Apr 2000

Nursing, Diploma of Health Science, University of Newcastle


Award Date: 01 Jan 1992

Clinical Education, Doctor of Philosophy, Flinders University

Jan 2020Jan 2025

External positions

Peer Reviewer, Australasian Journal of Paramedicine

2018 → …

Extended Care Paramedic Specialist, NSW Ambulance

13 Sep 1993 → …

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Research Output

  • 1 Abstract
  • 1 Presentation only

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

'Excellence in Distance Study' CPD Event

Bear, R., Ebbs, P. & Phillips, S., 05 May 2020.

Research output: Other contribution to conferencePresentation only


Australian National Medal

Bear, Rob (Recipient), Sep 2008

Prize: Award

  • Australian National Medal - 1st Clasp

    Bear, Rob (Recipient), Sep 2018

    Prize: Award

  • Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

    Bear, Rob (Recipient), Sep 2003

    Prize: Award

  • Activities

    • 1 Conference/Symposium
    • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar/presentation
    • 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 eventConference/SymposiumIndustry

    The law and ethics of paramedic management of mental health patients

    Rob Bear (Speaker), Ruth Townsend (Chair), Louise Roberts (Speaker), Michael Eburn (Speaker), Reenie Lowe (Speaker) & Fabian Perez (Facilitator)

    27 Aug 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationIndustry

    Press / Media

    CSU student paramedics on international study program

    Rob Bear


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media