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Lisa is a Unit Coordinator and Lecturer for the Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science) in the School of Medical and Health Sciences. She is also a researcher in the areas of education, training, mental health and wellbeing.
Dr Lisa Holmes has extensive experience in all aspects of teaching and learning in tertiary and workplace environments, delivering a diverse range of topics to a wide variety of audiences and disciplines.
Lisa’s recent research was conducted through the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University entitled Exploring the preparedness of novice (student) paramedics for the mental health challenges of the paramedic profession: Using the wisdom of the Elders. This research involved conducting interviews and focus groups, with current and retired paramedics, across Australia and New Zealand. She has presented her research, recommendations and workshops at both national and international conferences as an invited presenter. She is a member of the leadership team for the highly valued and successful annual Survive & Thrive Symposiums.
Lisa is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor.
Dr Lisa Holmes is Chair of the Paramedic Australasia Paramedic Mental Health & Wellbeing Special Interest Group. She is a member of the Mental Health First Aid Advisory Group and Network of the Australasian Paramedic Academics.
Suicide Prevention Australia annual LiFE Award in the Emerging / Early Career Researcher category – Finalist
The LiFE Awards – hosted by Suicide Prevention Australia – are a prestigious national event celebrating suicide prevention excellence. Nominees typically range from mainstream programs to local grass roots organisations and dedicated individuals. The Awards celebrate the commitment and energy of the nominees and their vital contribution to the reduction of suicide within our communities.
Dr Lisa Holmes’ research interests are in education, training and mental health & wellbeing. Most recently Lisa has been investigating the preparation of paramedic students for the mental health challenges of the paramedicine profession by utilising the experiences of veteran paramedics.
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