Jonathon Sward

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Jonathon Sward

Lecturer in Paramedicine

Medical Sciences 2 (MS2) , Hobart CBD Campuses

(03) 6226 4282 (phone)

Jonathon Sward is a Lecturer in Paramedicine within the School of Medicine in Hobart. Jonathon has a keen interest in paramedic education, and coordinates a variety of units within the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice program.


Jonathon began his career in paramedicine by completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Tasmania. Jonathon is a qualified paramedic, with experience working for the state-based ambulance service in Tasmania. Jonathon has a passion for tertiary education, and is an Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy. Jonathon’s primary education interests include cardiac and respiratory emergencies in out-of-hospital environments.

Career summary


  • BParaPrac, University of Tasmania, Australia. 2015


Professional practice

  • AFHEA – Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • MANCP – Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine

Administrative expertise

Jonathon has expertise in the field of project management.


ECG interpretation, acute coronary syndromes, cardiac emergencies, respiratory emergencies

Teaching responsibility

CAA206 Medical Emergencies for Out-of-Hospital Practice 2

CAA311 Paramedic Practice 8

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Jonathon’s research predominately aligns to the University’s theme of Better Health. Jonathon has a research interest in population health, and how this may impact upon the out-of-hospital health care system. Jonathon is also interested in the role the modern paramedic holds in the provision of primary care.


Jonathon is currently collaborating in multiple research projects within both the Division of Paramedicine and other disciplines within the School of Medicine.

Current projects

Paramedic confidence in the delivery of primary care

Fields of Research

  • Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy (390110)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Higher education (390303)

Research Objectives

  • Higher education (160102)
  • Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response) (200404)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum (160301)


Total publications


Journal Article

(2 outputs)
2021Bereznicki BJ, Caruso V, Errey JA, Parker L, Sward J, et al., 'Interprofessional education for pre-clinical medicine, paramedicine and pharmacy students', Medical Education pp. 1-2. ISSN 0308-0110 (2021) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/medu.14511 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Bereznicki BJ; Caruso V; Errey JA; Parker L; Williams A-MM


2020Seale H, Dyer CEF, Abdi I, Rahman KZ, Sun Y, et al., 'Improving the impact of nonpharmaceutical interventions during COVID-19: examining the factors that influence engagement and the impact on individuals', BMC Infectious Diseases, 20 Article 607. ISSN 1471-2334 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12879-020-05340-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 58


Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
2022Bird M-L, Choi-Lundberg D, Douglas T, Eccleston C, Eslick M, et al., 'Are our students Health Literacy Responsive?', Teaching Matters 2022, 28 November - 2 December 2022, online (2022) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bird M-L; Choi-Lundberg D; Douglas T; Eccleston C; Eslick M; Mather C; Maxwell H; Nash R; Triffett L; Palmer M; Watkins K; Ogden K

2019Bereznicki BJ, Caruso V, Errey JA, Parker L, Sward J, et al., 'Learning together: The paramedic, pharmacy and medical student experience of interprofessional education', PAIC 2019, 28-30 November 2019, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki BJ; Caruso V; Errey JA; Parker L; Williams A-MM