I’m an international and bilingual trigenarian paramedic with a long standing interest in all things emergency. Born in Australia, raised in the world, I grew up in Australia, Hong Kong and Germany.
My paramedic roots go back to 2002 during my time in the german civilian service, followed by my first work experience on an emergency ambulance. The bug had bitten me, and I continued as a volunteer ambulance assistant in Frankfurt/Germany, until moving to Australia. A year later, still working in IT, I was having withdrawal symptoms, and decided to swap my “hobby” and work around – and have not looked back since. As a paramedic student with the Western Australian Ambulance Service, I completed my Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science) with Edith Cowan University in Perth, whilst learning the profession I love. In the continuous search for more knowledge, I am currently completing a postgraduate certificate in EMS leadership and Management at Charles Sturt University (NSW).
I love working with students, sharing the experience and passing on information, and have been heavily involved in the local and national student society Student Paramedics Australasia. I have also been on the committee of the paramedic peak professional body, Paramedics Australasia.
Coming from an international background, combining travel and work is another favourite of mine – learning about foreign countries, cultures and their provision of out of hospital services. In 2011 I was able to travel to the UK, US & Canada and personally experience different paramedic services
Other professional interests include the future of paramedicine & technology, as well as advocating for international and interprofessional exchange.
An online CV can be found on my LinkedIn profile: