Dr. Ron Bowles is Associate Dean, Centre for Applied Research, at Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC). Ron worked as a paramedic in both rural and metropolitan settings before moving to JIBC as an instructor in 1992. His roles at JIBC have included instruction, educational administration, leading a curriculum development group, and – most recently – leading JIBC’s Centre for Applied Research. He is active in national research and profession-building activities in Canadian paramedicine including co-authoring a study to support the new Canadian Paramedic Profile. Ron’s current research includes paramedic practice, emergency management and disaster resilience, and mass gathering health. Ron has a B. Ed.(Adult Ed.), a Master’s in Educational Technology, and a PhD in curriculum studies, exploring the development of paramedics’ clinical judgment in high fidelity simulation.