Dr Belinda Flanagan - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Belinda Flanagan

PhD Sunshine Coast, MMid Sunshine Coast, GradCertProfLearning Sunshine Coast, BApplSci(Nurs) W'gong., AssocDipSci (Ambulance) S.Bank TAFE, CertIV (Ambulance Communications) S.Bank TAFE.

  • Lecturer, Paramedic Science
+61 7 5456 5158
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Dr Belinda Flanagan

Dr Belinda Flanagan has been involved in various areas of health since 1990 and over this period has gained extensive experience in healthcare, emergency medical services and education sectors. Prior to her appointment with USC, Belinda was an Advanced Care Paramedic with both the NSW and Qld Ambulance Service and a Registered Nurse/Midwife with NSW and Qld Health. Belinda frequently collaborates with the Queensland Ambulance Service in guideline development and education in the area of obstetrics and neonatal resuscitation. Belinda has completed a PhD exploring the paramedic response to obstetric emergencies, this will provide recommendations for the management of emergency obstetric cases.

Research grants

Project Name  Funding body  Year 
E-portfolio project Commissioned Grant – Learning and Teaching A$15,000 2018
Women Birthing in Paramedic Care  KJM Foundation A$2,000 2014
Women Birthing in Paramedic Care  VACIS A$10,000 2013

Research areas

  • emergency obstetrics in paramedic practice
  • utilising clinical simulation in the teaching environment
  • information literacy
  • occupational immunisation
  • blended learning – e-portfolio
  • aged care/disability services

Teaching areas

  • Paramedic Professional Studies
  • Paramedic Clinical Foundations
  • Paramedic Clinical Systems
  • Paramedic Obstetric and Paediatric Emergencies
  • Clinical Practicum

Belinda's specialist areas of knowledge include midwifery, obstetrics, paramedic practice, emergency, paramedic, paramedic science.

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