Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Sam Willis

 Sam Willis

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science, MA Ed (Research)

Sam is an experienced academic paramedic lecturer with an international reputation in paramedicine. He started his career in the UK where he worked in ambulance despatch, and following graduation from Hertfordshire University in the UK, worked in a wide range of paramedic roles including solo response paramedic, ambulance paramedic, lecturer/practitioner, and training officer with the London Ambulance Service before moving to Australia to further his career.

Sam is subject coordinator for PHC303 Evidence-Based Practice, and his current doctoral studies explore the use of virtual reality in assisting the delivery of safer paramedics to the workforce through the use of communities of practice.

The highly anticipated second edition of Wiley’s Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice is due for publication in October 2019 in which Sam is a co-editor and author, and he has a number of other publications planned for 2020.

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CLS105 – Foundations for Clinical Practice

PHC303 – Evidence-Based Practice

PHC101 – Paramedic Professionalism and Communication

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Sam’s Honors degree project evaluated hand decontamination practices in both the in and out-of-hospital settings, and he undertook a mixed-methods primary research dissertation for his master’s degree. The study explored the perceptions of action learning among undergraduate student paramedics to help them achieve their subject learner outcomes.  The results of his dissertation have being extrapolated as part of his Doctoral studies with Murdoch University, whereby he is using the works of Lave and Wenger (1991) to set up virtual communities of practice to help student paramedics achieve their subject learner outcomes.

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Paramedics Australasia – Full member

UK Higher Education Academy – Fellow

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Sam’s publications can be viewed by following this link: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1310-2180

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