Wayne Harris is an Intensive Care Paramedic with over 25 years service in state ambulance services in Australia.
Starting his ambulance career in Brisbane, Wayne completed the first Intensive Care Paramedic (ICP) course offered by the QAS. Since then, he has worked in both Queensland and Tasmania as an ICP in urban and rural areas, as a flight ICP, as well as time spent in the marine exploration and onshore mining worlds.
Clinical education has come his way via positions as regional educator and clinical support officer in the organisations above. His current interest is in the flexible delivery and assessment of clinical education for distance students.
- BHSc, Victoria University, Australia. 1998
- Grad Cert (Ed), Queenland University of Technology, Australia. 2000
Wayne is involved in teaching within the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice.
Paramedic Practice 3 (CAA201)
Paramedic Practice 4 (CAA202)
Paramedic Practice 7 (CAA310)
Wayne is currently collaborating in several research projects related to paramedicine and clinical education within the University of Tasmania.
- Estimation of blood loss by paramedics
- Barriers relating to education of military health personnel
- Inter professional learning between paramedic and medical students
Fields of Research
- Aged Health Care (111702)
- Medical and Health Sciences (119999)
- Higher Education (130103)
- Emergency Medicine (110305)
- Public Health and Health Services (111799)
- Health and Support Services (920299)
- Health Related to Ageing (920502)
- Equity and Access to Education (939903)
- Ageing and Older People (940103)
- Community Service (excl. Work) (940199)
- Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) (920199)
Journal Article(5 outputs)
|2018||Harris W, Lucas PV, Eyles H, Parker L, 'Paramedic assessment of frailty: an exploratory study of perceptions of frailty assessment tools', Irish Journal of Paramedicine, 3, (1) pp. 1-10. ISSN 2009-938X (2018) [Refereed Article]|
Co-authors: Lucas PV; Eyles H; Parker L
|2018||Lucas P, Annear M, Harris W, Eyles H, Rotheram A, 'Health Care Student Perceptions of Societal Vulnerability to Disasters in the Context of Population Aging', Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness pp. 1-7. ISSN 1938-744X (2018) [Refereed Article]|
Citations: Web of Science - 1
Co-authors: Lucas P; Annear M; Eyles H; Rotheram A
|2017||Harris W, Rotheram A, Pearson S, Lucas PV, Edwards D, et al., 'Paramedic confidence in estimating external blood loss', Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 14, (3) Article 2. ISSN 2202-7270 (2017) [Refereed Article]|
Co-authors: Rotheram A; Pearson S; Lucas PV; Edwards D
|2016||Lucas PV, Mason RL, Annear M, Harris W, McCall MJ, et al., 'Pain assessment in older adults with dementia: An exploratory pilot study of paramedic students' perceptions of the utility of two validated assessment tools', Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 13, (3) Article 3. ISSN 2202-7270 (2016) [Refereed Article]|
Co-authors: Lucas PV; Mason RL; Annear M; Robinson A; McInerney F
|2016||Rotheram A, Harris W, Curtain C, Nihil D, 'Serotonin toxicity: Implications for clinical practice', Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 13, (3) Article 5. ISSN 2202-7270 (2016) [Refereed Article]|
Co-authors: Rotheram A; Curtain C
Conference Publication(1 outputs)
|2014||Edwards DG, Williams A-MM, Harris W, Lighton D, Selmes IJ, 'Experiences in the delivery of a flexible education program to military students', Australasian Military Medicine Association 2014 Conference, 17-19 October 2014, Sydney, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]|
Co-authors: Edwards DG; Williams A-MM; Lighton D; Selmes IJ
Grants & Funding
Number of grants
- A qualitative study with the following aims:To explore experiences of Tasmanian paramedics who provide care in their day-to-day work for people living with dementia. To seek insights and direction from paramedics for development of resources that would enhance their knowledge and understanding of people with dementia.
- University of Tasmania ($9,830)
- Grant-Research Enhancement Program
- Administered By
- University of Tasmania
- Research Team
- Lawler K; Courtney-Pratt HM; Lucas PV; Eccleston CEA; Campbell B; Harris W