Expo Day One Speakers: Alan Batt and Team

Alan Batt, MSc., CCP is faculty in the Paramedic Programs in Fanshawe College, and a Paramedic Educator with the Centre for Paramedic Education and Research, both in Ontario, Canada. Originally from Ireland, Alan has studied and worked as a paramedic, educator and researcher in eight countries across three continents. He teaches clinical, professional and research subjects to paramedic and healthcare students worldwide. He is Vice-President of the Irish College of Paramedics and editor of the Irish Journal of Paramedicine.

Alan and Fanshawe College Students and Graduates Michelle Gruszecki, Kaitlynn James, Paige Mason, Will Johnston will present how students bring evidence from the paramedicine body of knowledge to their practice.

Michelle Gruszecki is a second year student in the Primary Care Paramedic Program at Fanshawe College in London, Ont.

Kaitlynn James is a recent graduate of the Primary Care Paramedic Program at Fanshawe College in London, Ont. and is a graduate of the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and Psychology. She loves volunteering with various organizations throughout the community while continually keeping up with research in emergency medicine. In her spare time Kaitlynn loves training horses and playing with her Saint Bernard.

Paige Mason holds a Kinesiology degree from Western University (specialization in Athletic Injuries) and is a graduate of the Fanshawe College Primary Care Paramedic Program. She is currently working as a Paramedic with Middlesex-London EMS and Ottawa Paramedic Service, and is also a faculty member with the Paramedic Programs at Fanshawe College. She is passionate about paramedic driven research and her primary research interests include female leadership in paramedicine, human factors and decision making, as well as the impact of appreciative inquiry and positive psychology on performance.

Will Johnston is a graduate of both the Fanshawe College Primary Care Paramedic Program and the McMaster University Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour. While at Fanshawe, Will developed a passion for evidence-based Paramedic care. He has a keen interest in Pre-Hospital research into Education, Simulation, and Human Factors. He currently works as a Paramedic with Middlesex-London EMS where he is heavily involved in the Community Paramedic program. He also is a faculty member of Fanshawe College, a Medical Technician in the Canadian Forces Reserves, and a WestJetter.


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