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Professor Russell Jones

Professor of Clinical Education

Contact Information Email: russell.jones@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup,
Staff Member Details
Email: russell.jones@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  

 

Russell is the Professor of Clinical Education in the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Background, Research Areas and Interests

Russell earned his PhD at the University of Massachusetts (USA).  From 2001 to 2012 Russell held executive level leadership roles in health and research within undergraduate and post-graduate tertiary institutions both nationally and internationally.  His specific focus in health education led to his being appointed the inaugural Director of Education for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists from 2001 to 2007, appointed the Director of Assessment for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners from 2007 to 2009, and appointed the foundation Director of the Fatima College of Health Sciences (FCHS) in the United Arab Emirates from 2009 to 2012.  Most recently, Russell was appointed the Professor of Clinical Education for Edith Cowan University and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.  His research interests include:

  • Aeromedical retrieval.
  • Paramedicine.
  • Emergency response.
  • Simulation.
  • The design, implementation and evaluation of educational programs.

Emergency response is an exciting and growing international field. It includes paramedicine, aeromedical retrieval using fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, fire emergency, search and rescue. Research into questions pertaining to the clinical, logistical and operational aspects of emergency response can be conducted in the 'real' or 'simulated' environment. Simulated emergencies offer opportunities to conduct experiences under controlled conditions. An additional area of importance is the design, implementation and evaluation of educational programs for the purpose of enhancing the knowledge, skills and abilities of personnel involved with emergency response. The goal is to optimise positive outcomes for patients, their families and communities.

Publications

  • Jones, R., Langford, S., (2015), Australia's flying doctors. How the world's largest aeromedical response service provides effective patient retrieval in the Outback. Journal of Emergency Medical Services, 40(4), 39-43.
  • Jones, R. W.  (2015). Teaching and learning in simulation using the problem-based approach.  In R. Riley(Ed.), A Manual of Simulation in Healthcare (2nd ed).  Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 221-234.
  • Jones, R.W.  (2009).  Accurately assessing candidates for general practice.  Australian Family Physician, 38(4), 225-227.
  • Jones, R.W., Rawlin, M., Atkinson K., Radford J., Au L. & Egglestone D.  (2009).  Lessons from the Past: Historical Trends in the RACGP Examination.  Australian Family Physician, 38(9), 708-10.
  • Jones, R.W.  (2008).  Anaesthesiology training within Australian and New Zealand.  Journal of Medical Sciences, 28(1), 1-8.
  • Jones, R.W.  (2007).  The influence of student learning styles and faculty teaching preferences on medical school approaches to problem-based learning.  Journal of Medical Sciences, 27(5), 189-196.
  • Jones, R.W. (2007).  Learning and teaching in small groups: Characteristics, benefits, problems and approaches.  Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 35(4), 587-592.
  • Jones, R.W. (2007).  Medical specialist examinations:  Item format types and minimising error.  Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 35(1). 80-85.
  • Jones, R.W. (2006).  Problem based learning: description, advantages, disadvantages, scenarios and facilitation.  Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 34(4), 485-488.
  • Jones, R.W., & Morris R.W. (2006).  Facilitating learning in the operating theatre and intensive care unit.  Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 34(6), 758-764.
  • Jones, D., Story, D., Clavisi, O., Jones, R., & Peyton, P. (2006).  Introductory guide to survey research in anaesthesia.  Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 34(2), 245-253.
  • Tucker, A., Miller, A., Sweeney, D., & Jones, R. (2006).  Continuing medical education: A needs analysis of anaesthetists.  Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 34(6), 765-769.
  • Weller, J., Morris, R.W., Watterson, L., Garden, A., Flanagan, B., Robinson, B., Thompson, W., & Jones, R.W. (2006).  Effective management of anaesthetic crises: Development and evaluation of a college-accredited simulation-based course for anaesthesia education in Australia and New Zealand.  Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 1(4), 209-214.

Recent Grants

  • Jones, R. W.  (2015). Optimising Efficient and Accurate Telecommunication between Medical Provider and Patient Carer.  2015 – 2018;   $175,000.
  • Jones, R. W.  (2015). Internationalisation of Student Health Sector Knowledge, Skills and Abilities in China.  2016 Government New Colombo Plan Mobility Program, 2016 – 2018;   $99,000.
  • Jones, R. W.  (2015). Internationalisation of Clinical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for Paramedical Science Students (Indonesia).  2016 Government New Colombo Plan Mobility Program, 2016 – 2018;   $99,000.
  • Jones, R. W.  (2014). Internationalisation for Medical Science Students (China - Tianjin).  ECU Mobility Program, 2015;   $15,000.
  • Jones, R. W.  (2014). Internationalisation of Clinical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for Paramedical Science Students (Indonesia – Bali).  New Colombo Plan Mobility Program, 2015;   $23,000.

Research Student Supervision

Current

Principal Supervisor

  • The development of a prehospital advanced life support course to enhance paramedic preparedness to deliver resuscitation.
  • Exploring the preparedness of novice paramedics for the mental health challenges of the paramedic profession. Using the wisdom of the elders.
  • Dynamic Risk Management in Fire and Rescue Emergency Operations – Is risk management during emergency operations ISO31000 compliant?
  • Direct vs. Indirect aeromedical retrieval of trauma patients by helicopter.

Past

Principal Supervisor

  • The Third International Mathematics And Science Study (timss): A Question Of Validity
  • Teaching Abstract Physics To Junior Secondary School Students Using Computer Technology

Current Teaching

  • Masters by Research (L60)
  • Graduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval (L91)
  • Clinical Practicum 3 (PSP3105)

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, United States of America, 1995.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Minimisation of adverse incidents through the development of optimal operational leadership risk management skills and competency,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme - 2016 Open Round,  2017 - 2018,  $107,854.
  • Management and clinical outcomes of patients suffering from snake bite retrieved by the Royal Flying Doctor Service within Western Australia,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2016 (Round 1),  2016 - 2018,  $85,500.
  • Beta cell mass and Islet production in the Gene Mine mouse strains,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2016,  2016 - 2017,  $30,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Jones, R., (2015), Teaching and learning in simulation using the problem-based approach. Manual of Simulation in Healthcare, 221-234, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles

  • Jones, R., Currow, K., Kwong , M., Menon , P., (2016), An innovation in child health: Globally reaching out to child health professionals. Family Medicine and Community Health, 4(3), 35-44, Beijing, China, Family Medicine and Community Health , DOI: 10.15212/FMCH.2015.0154.
  • Jones, R., Langford, S., (2015), Australia's flying doctors. How the world's largest aeromedical response service provides effective patient retrieval in the Outback. Journal of Emergency Medical Services, 40(4), 39-43, Tulsa, Oklahoman, United States, Penwell Corporation.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Teaching Abstract Physics To Junior Secondary School Students Using Computer Technology
  • Master of Paramedical Science by Research,  Dynamic Risk Management In Fire And Rescue Emergency Operations
  • The Third International Mathematics And Science Study (timss): A Question Of Validity
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