- Paramedic Science
- clinical decision making and diagnostic reasoning
- evidence-based practice
- palliative care
- assessment and management of pain in paramedic practice
Dr Bill Lord was employed by the Ambulance Service of New South Wales as an intensive care paramedic and paramedic educator before moving to Charles Sturt University in 1996, where he was a senior lecturer and coordinator of the Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) course. In 2004 he was appointed to the position of Head, Undergraduate Paramedic Programs at Monash University in Melbourne, before taking up his current appointment as Discipline Leader for Paramedic Science at USC in 2012. Bill has previously represented Paramedics Australasia on the Australian Resuscitation Council, is a past Secretary of the Network of Australasian Paramedic Academics, and is currently the Chair of the Research Committee, Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine. Bill has completed a PhD that investigated paramedic pain management practice and factors affecting clinical decisions in the context of pain, and also has research experience in the fields of clinical reasoning in paramedic practice.