DipParaSci, GCertClinEd, MHSci
Phillip Ebbs is an Australian paramedic and researcher.
His area of expertise has been in the field of clinical governance, specifically relating to the review of clinical incidents involving avoidable patient harm. He was the only paramedic appointed to the Clinical Council of the New South Wales Clinical Excellence Commission (2008), and served as the Deputy Chair of the Council from 2012-2015.
Additionally, Phillip has held senior paramedic leadership roles across a number of high profile incidents including the Lindt Café Siege (2014, with unit citation), the Hunter Floods (2015), and other security-related operations (2014-15).
Following appointment as a paramedic and clinical educator, Phillip was appointed to the rank of Superintendent in 2009 and also acted at the rank of Assistant Commissioner (2013-2015) during a period of substantial organisational change within NSW Ambulance – one of the world’s largest ambulance services.
Phillip continues to publish research in the fields of paramedic clinical governance, paramedic education and practice. He is a now Senior Lecturer in Paramedicine at Charles Sturt University.
Phillip’s most important and rewarding role, however, is as part of a wonderful family with his incredibly supportive wife, two children, and their dog named Maxwell.
1. Ebbs P, Middleton PM, Bonner A, et al. Do clinical safety charts improve paramedic key performance indicator results? (A clinical improvement programme evaluation). Emerg Med J. 2012;29:596-597.
2. Ebbs P, Gibbs M, Potter J. A clinical improvement program (CIP) to improve paramedic Key Performance Indicator results. Poster session presented at: International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare; 2012 Apr 17-20; Paris, France.
3. Sewell C, Jordan L-A, Rudd J, et al. Implementation of a tele-thrombolysis service for acute stroke patients of the Manning Rural Referral Hospital: A quasi-experimental study. Int J Stroke. 2014;9 Suppl 1:44
4. Iedema R, Ball C. NSW Ambulance/Emergency Department Handover Project Report [Internet]. Sydney: NSW Health & UTS Centre for Health Communication; 2010 [cited 2015 Feb 8]. Available from http://www.archi.net.au/documents/resources/qs/clinical/clinical-handover/amb-ed/amb-ed-report.pdf
Non Peer Review
5. Ebbs P. MedExchange: Supporting research in Ambulance. Response 2006;33(1):28
6. Jeeawody B, Ebbs P. Continuing professional development in nursing: a transformative convergent model. Australian Nurse Teachers Society Bulletin. 2007; Summer Edition:4-12.
Research outputs and conference presentation can be accessed here: