here's a bit about me:
I'm a paramedic. I started practicing in 2005 and am currently an Advanced Care Paramedic with Peel Regional Paramedic Services. In addition to my clinical duties, I also do quite a bit of internal consulting where I use mixed methods research and program evaluation approaches to gather and analyze data related to paramedic wellness programs.
I'm an educator. I have a Master of Science degree in Health Professions Education from McMaster University and hold contract faculty positions at Centennial and Humber Colleges where I've taught - off and on since 2011 - in the primary and advanced care paramedic programs.
I'm a researcher. I am PhD Candidate in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University and a Senior Fellow at the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research. My research interests are varied and somewhat eclectic, but currently focus on exploring the social and cultural determinants of paramedic mental health and wellbeing. I'm currently the principal investigator on a large, mixed methods study that uses both qualitative interviews and surveys to better understand how prevalent various forms of operational stress injury are among paramedics, what risk factors exist on an individual and organizational level, and what the unique needs of the paramedic community are in creating psychologically healthy and supportive workplaces.