Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Industrial paramedics, out on site but not out of mind

Joe J Acker

A/Prof Joe Acker

qualifications: MA

contribution: original concept

position: Senior lecturer, Head of paramedic courses


Joe is the Director of Clinical and Professional Practice for BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) in Vancouver, Canada. BCEHS provides air and ground ambulance service as well as public health, rural, remote and First Nations health services across the province of BC. Joe is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Paramedicine at Charles Sturt University in NSW, Australia. Joe has a professional background as an Intensive Care Flight Paramedic and an Executive Director of Emergency Medical Services in Alberta, Canada. Joe has research interests in paramedic professional practice, rural and remote paramedicine, community paramedicine, industrial paramedicine, and paramedic leadership.

Tania  Johnston

Tania Johnston

qualifications: MHS

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Lecturer


Tania is a Lecturer in Paramedic Practice at Charles Sturt Univeristy in Port Macquarie, NSW. Her background is as an intensive care flight paramedic and emergency nurse. Tania's research interests include interprofessional practice using simulation, non-traditional paramedic practice, and understanding the paramedic identity.

Ann  Lazarsfeld-Jensen

Dr Ann Lazarsfeld-Jensen

qualifications: PhD

contribution: supervised data collection

position: Lecturer


Dr Ann Lazarsfeld-Jensen lectures in a professional doctorate in public safety, as well as undergraduate law and sociology at CSU. Her inter disciplinary research includes serviced provision and ageing in remote and rural communities

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