Simon Sawyer


Simon Sawyer is a paramedic lecturer and PhD candidate from Monash University  and he works as an ALS paramedic in Geelong, Victoria. Simon’s PhD is on the  topic of the paramedic response to intimate partner violence and aims to create  the world’s first evidence based protocol for paramedics to recognise and refer  intimate partner violence patients.


Clinical  concepts of paramedic practice.


Research  interests

Intimate  partner violence, paramedic education, educational scale development

Conference  Presentations / Awards


  • Australian Postgraduate Award - $26,288
  • The 2016 Emergency Management Conference -  Preventing and reducing the impacts of intimate partner violence: Opportunities  for Australian ambulance and emergency services, oral presentation 40 minutes  (July 2016, Melbourne)


  • DCEHPP 6th annual research symposium – The  role of Australian ambulance services in responding to intimate partner  violence, oral presentation 15 minutes (Melbourne)


  • 2012 Paramedics Australasia Conference -  Are Australian paramedics prepared for intimate partner violence?, poster  presentation – 1st Prize winner
  • 2012 Student Paramedics Australasia  Conference - Are Australian paramedics prepared for intimate partner violence?  A pilot study, poster presentation - 2nd Prize $400


  1. Sawyer  S, Coles J, Williams A, Williams B. A systematic review of intimate partner  violence educational interventions delivered to allied health care  practitioners. Medical Education (accepted for publication)
  2. Sawyer  S, Coles J, Williams A, Williams B. Preventing and reducing the impacts of  intimate partner violence: Opportunities for Australian ambulance services.  Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2015 Aug 1;27(4):307-11.
  3. Sawyer  S, Parekh V, Williams A, Williams B. Are Australian paramedics adequately  trained and prepared for intimate partner violence? A pilot study. Journal of  forensic and legal medicine. 2014 Nov 30;28:32-5.
  4. Boyle  M, Williams B, Sawyer S. The accuracy of undergraduate paramedic students in  measuring blood pressure: A pilot study. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine.  2014 May 5;11(2).
  5. Williams,  B., Brown, T., Boyle, M., & Dousek, S. (2013). Psychometric testing of the  Jefferson Scale of Empathy Health Profession Students' version with Australian  paramedic students. Nursing & health sciences, 15(1), 45-50.
  6. Williams  B, McKenna L, French J, Dousek S. Measurement properties of a peer‐teaching  scale for nursing education. Nursing & health sciences. 2013 Sep 1;15(3):368-73.
  7. Williams  B, McKenna L, French J, Dousek S. The clinical teaching preference  questionnaire (CTPQ): An exploratory factor analysis. Nurse education today.  2013 Aug 31;33(8):814-7.
  8. Dousek  S, Parekh V, Williams A, Williams B. Are Australian paramedics prepared for  intimate partner violence?. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2012 Dec  1;24(6):686-7.
  9. Williams  B, Dousek S. The satisfaction with simulation experience scale (SSES): A  Validation Study. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. 2012 Jul 1;2(3):74.
  10. Boyle  MJ, Williams B, Dousek S. Do mannequin chests provide an accurate  representation of a human chest for simulated decompression of tension  pneumothoraxes?. World journal of emergency medicine. 2012;3(4):265.