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Mr David Reid

Senior Lecturer

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3518
Mobile: 0437 356 814
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.535  

David is a senior lecturer in paramedical science in the School of Medical and Health Sciences. He is the undergraduate course co-ordinator for on-campus and online students.

Current Teaching

David has responsibility for all undergraduate students, with a teaching focus on emergency care, ethics and law and disaster management.


David is a senior lecturer in the School of Medical and Health Sciences, lecturing in paramedical care. He holds a number of pre-hospital qualifications and previously worked with the Ambulance Service of NSW and St John Ambulance (Northern Ireland). He has held operational (front line) paramedical roles as well as acting station officer roles in operational (major incident) support.

Prior to joining ECU, David spent a number of years in management consulting, where, as a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers and a boutique consultancy in Perth he undertook specialist healthcare consulting across private and public healthcare providers.

He is a past Director of Performance Review in the Office of the Auditor General (WA), and holds the Australian Institute of Company Director’s Diploma. David also lectures for Chartered Secretaries Australia on Programme Management as part of their Corporate Governance Certificate.

In his spare time David is a rescue crewman on the SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service, providing aerial first responder medical, rescue, and incident support to surf lifesavers and the emergency services on Perth’s coastal region.

Professional Associations

  • Graduate Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member Paramedics Australasia
  • Independent Member Lifesaving Advisory Committee – Surf Life Saving Australia

Awards and Recognition

  • School of Medical and Health Sciences Strategic Initiative Funds. Edith Cowan University, June 2016 (Postgraduate Paramedic Management Course Development (with St John NT); Transport Officer Course Development (with PIBT); Electronic Skills Tracker for Paramedic Students; Zip Car for Extrication Training).
  • School of Medical and Health Sciences Student Research Cadetship. Edith Cowan University. Analysis of injuries at the Surf Life Saving Australia national championships. $3,000. May 2016.
  • WA Clinical Training Network. Simulated Learning Environments Research Grant 2016. Investigating the extent highly realistic moulage impacts on learning outcomes in simulation-based learning environments. $15,000. February 2016.
  • Collaboration Enhancement Grant. Edith Cowan University, $2,000. October 2015 (with Surf Life Saving Australia).
  • Endeavour Grant. Australian Government. $16,000 grant for students to participate in a study tour for 4-weeks with London Ambulance Service. February, 2016.
  • New Colombo Plan. Australian Government. 3-years recurrent funding for 15 students to visit Sanglah Hospital, Indonesia on study tour. $90,000. August 2015.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Pre-Hospital Paramedicine
  • Mass Gatherings
  • Aeromedical Clinical Care and Evacuation
  • Evidence Based Competency Assessment


  • Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science), Edith Cowan University, 2013.
  • Master of Health Management with Honours, The University of New England, 2003.
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, The University of Sydney, 1995.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Reid, D., Sim, M., Beatty, S., Grantham, H., Gale, M. (2020). Pre-hospital advanced life support resuscitation – a curriculum for pre-hospital education. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 17(2020), 1-7.
  • Reid, D., Sim, M., Beatty, S., Grantham, H., Gale, M. (2020). Pre-hospital advanced life support resuscitation training: A pilot of an evidence-based curriculum. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 17(November), 8p..

Journal Articles

  • Reid, D., Street, K., Beatty, S., Vencatachellum, S., Mills, B. (2019). Preparedness of graduate paramedics for practice: a comparison of Australian and United Kingdom education pathways. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 16(2019), 1-11.

Journal Articles

  • Reid, D., Jones, R., Sim, M. (2018). Pre-hospital advanced life support education – core components for pre-hospital professionals. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 15(1), Article 4.
  • 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.

Journal Articles

  • Mills, B., Carter, O., Pross, N., Quick, JK., Rudd, C., Reid, D. (2016). The contribution of instructor presence to social evaluation anxiety, immersion and performance within simulation-based learning environments: a within-subject randomised cross-over trial with paramedic students. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 13(2), Article No. 3.

Journal Articles

  • Reid, D., Leahy, S., Widermanski, A. (2015). Mass gathering medical planning: An overview of the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 12(2), 7p..

Research Projects

  • Community expectations and utilisation of emergency health services during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, Covid-19 Research Fund, 2020 ‑ 2022, $100,000.
  • An international comparison of paramedic skills acquisition between two different models of tertiary education., Edith Cowan University, ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 2, 2017 ‑ 2018, $10,000.
  • 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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