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Mrs Peggy Dykstra

Lecturer, Paramedical Science

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3908
Mobile: 0417 926 128
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.532  


  • Master of Research Practice, Edith Cowan University, 2019.
  • Master Paramedical Science Specialisation in Critical Care, Edith Cowan University, 2013.
  • Advanced Diploma in Health Science, Australia, 1998.
  • Advanced Certificate of Emergency Care, Western Australian Institute of Technology, 1998.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Biology, Edith Cowan University, 1993.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Mills, B., Dykstra, P., Hansen, S., Miles, A., Rankin, T., Hopper, L., Brook, L., Bartlett, D. (2020). Virtual Reality Triage Training Can Provide Comparable Simulation Efficacy for Paramedicine Students Compared to Live Simulation-Based Scenarios. Prehospital Emergency Care, 24(4), 525-536.

Journal Articles

  • Mills, B., Miles, A., Phan, T., Dykstra, P., Hansen, S., Reid, D., Langdon, C., Walsh, A. (2018). Investigating the extent realistic moulage impacts on immersion and performance amongst undergraduate paramedicine students in a simulation-based traumatic scenario: A pilot study. Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the society for simulation in healthcare, 13(5), 331-340.

Research Projects

  • Development of a virtual reality platform to train and prepare paramedics for mass/multi casualty incidents, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2017 Open Round, 2018 ‑ 2019, $45,000.
  • Investigating the extent to which highly realistic moulage impacts on learning outcomes in simulation-based learning environments, Department of Health WA, Simulated Learning Environments Research Grants 2016, 2016, $15,000.
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