Dr Nigel Barr is the Discipline Leader for Paramedic Science at USC. He has extensive experience in healthcare, emergency medical services and education sectors. Nigel was formerly an intensive care paramedic in several ambulance jurisdictions, and Senior Operations Officer (Clinical and Education Services) for Rural Ambulance Victoria. His roles have encompassed the provision of intensive care paramedicine, clinical governance, professional leadership, teaching and research.
Nigel has completed a PhD exploring infection prevention and control in paramedic-led healthcare. He has a considerable research publication history and is a member of the ANZCP research committee.
- Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control
- Paramedics Australasia
|Project name||Investigators||Funding body (Amount A$)||Year|
|Learning together to work together: Developing best practice and credentialing frameworks for interprofessional education for health disciplines at USC||Bogossian, F., Barr, N., Carter, R., Craven, D., George, K., Hamilton, A., Henderson, A., Katsikitis, M., Masters, N., Nash, G., Pelly, F., Taylor, J.||USC Commissioned Learning & Teaching Program Grant A$30,000||2018|
- infection control
- teaching and learning of paramedic science
- Clinical Systems
- Medical Emergencies
Dr Nigel Barr's specialist areas of knowledge include paramedic science, medical emergencies, adaptation to climate change, infection control, and teaching and learning of clinical science.
In the newsUSC Newsroom
Students awarded for research on life-saving treatment techniques20 November 2019
Two teams of USC Paramedic Science students have received Australasian grant awards for investigating techniques used to treat life-threatening emergencies related to diabetes and adrenal insufficiency.
Student paramedics win statewide award15 December 2015
Four Paramedic Science students from the University of the Sunshine Coast have won a Paramedics Australasia Student Scientific Grant for their comprehensive research poster on seizure medications.