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.
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
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.