Wayne Harris

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Wayne Harris

Lecturer - Paramedic Practice Conversion Pathways

Room 255-04 , Medical Sciences 2 (MS2)

+613 6226 4697 (phone)

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.

Career summary


  • BHSc, Victoria University, Australia. 1998
  • Grad Cert (Ed), Queenland University of Technology, Australia. 2000



Teaching expertise

Online education

Teaching responsibility

Wayne is involved in teaching within the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice.

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Wayne is currently collaborating in several research projects related to paramedicine and clinical education within the University of Tasmania.

Current projects

  • 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 (420301)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Paramedicine (320219)
  • Higher education (390303)

Research Objectives

  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Urgent and critical care, and emergency medicine (200311)
  • Pacific Peoples community services (210999)
  • Ageing and older people (230102)
  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Equity and access to education (160201)


Total publications


Journal Article

(7 outputs)
2022Courtney-Pratt H, Eccleston C, Lucas P, Tierney L, Harris W, et al., 'The experience of paramedics providing care to people living with dementia: Working with uncertainty', Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 19 pp. 1-6. ISSN 2202-7270 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.33151/ajp.19.929 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Courtney-Pratt H; Eccleston C; Lucas P; Tierney L; Campbell B; Lawler K


2021Harris W, Stirling C, Williams A-M, Lucas P, 'Care of frail and older adults: A content analysis of paramedic operational clinical practice guidelines', International Emergency Nursing, 56 pp. 1-8. ISSN 1755-599X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ienj.2021.101007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Stirling C; Williams A-M; Lucas P


2018Harris 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]

DOI: 10.32378/ijp.v3i1.80 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lucas PV; Eyles H; Parker L


2018Lucas 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]

DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2018.65 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Lucas P; Annear M; Eyles H; Rotheram A


2017Harris 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]

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Co-authors: Rotheram A; Pearson S; Lucas PV; Edwards D; Williams A-M


2016Lucas 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]

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Co-authors: Lucas PV; Mason RL; Annear M; Robinson A; McInerney F


2016Rotheram 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]

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Co-authors: Rotheram A; Curtain C


Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
2020Harris W, Stirling C, Williams A-MM, Lucas P, 'Paramedic care of frail and older adults: a content analysis of operational clinical practice guidelines', Australasian College of Paramedicine International Conference 2020, 21-23 October 2020, online (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Stirling C; Williams A-MM; Lucas P

2019Lucas P, Harris W, Lawler K, Eccleston C, Campbell B, et al., 'Understanding interactions between paramedics and community dwelling people with dementia', Paramedics Australasia International Conference 2019, 29-30 August 2019, Melbourne, Australia (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lucas P; Lawler K; Eccleston C; Campbell B; Tierney L; Courtney-Pratt H

2014Edwards 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]

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Co-authors: Edwards DG; Williams A-MM; Lighton D; Selmes IJ

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Understanding interactions between paramedics and community-dwelling people with dementia (PARADIgm) (2019)$9,830
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