Dr Natalie Dodd | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Natalie Dodd

PhD (Behavioural Science in Relation to Medicine) UON, MPH UON, BClinPrac (Paramedicine) CSU

  • Senior Lecturer, Paramedicine
  • School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Natalie Dodd

Dr Natalie Dodd is a Senior Lecturer of Paramedicine in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at USC. Natalie is an early career researcher with an interest in health behaviours (cancer screening), health professions communication, interprofessional education, student support, and wellbeing of paramedics. She has over $350,000 in grant funding and has fourteen peer-reviewed publications and commissioned reports.

Natalie has worked in medical education for five years, most recently she coordinated a full-year level of the Doctor of Medicine, Griffith University, Sunshine Coast and taught communication skills using simulation. She also led the student support initiative.

Natalie is a member of the Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) Interprofessional Leads Working Group and is currently working on design and development of interprofessional education modules that form part of a body of work shared between the SCHI partners. She is a registered paramedic with sixteen years of on-road experience and is a member of the Australasian College of Paramedicine.

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Clinical Educators, JMP, University of Newcastle
  • Australasian College of Paramedicine
  • Australian Healthcare Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • International Association for University Health and Wellbeing


  • Hunter Cancer Research Alliance Implementation Science Research Higher Degree Student Award 2017 ($5,000)

Potential Research Projects for HDR and Honours Students

  • Wellbeing of paramedics

Research Grants

Grant/Project name


Funding body & A$ value


Focus (of research grant)

How do health care workers minimise their risk of acquiring infection and of spreading infection between patients while physically examining a patient with respiratory symptoms

Sun J., Dodd N., Pathirana T., Phung H.

Lowitja partnership with NACCHO and RACGP



COVID prevention

The development and implementation of a GP-specific Certificate in Clinical Practice and Supervision

Peek K., Jolly B., Dodd N.,

Valley to Coast Charitable Trust



GP Education

Improving uptake of colorectal cancer screening among primary care attendees

Dodd N., Carey M., Mansfield E., Oldmeadow C., Sanson-Fisher R.

Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour Project Funding



Cancer screening

Testing the impact of tailored feedback on primary care patients’ understanding of colorectal cancer risk, attitudes towards Faecal Occult Blood Tests (FOBT) and intentions to undertake FOBT screening.

Dodd N., Carey M., Mansfield E., Oldmeadow C., Sanson-Fisher R.

HCRA Implementation Flagship Program 2014 Pilot/ ‘Proof of Concept’



Cancer screening

Research areas

  • Interprofessional education
  • Healthcare communication
  • Student Wellbeing
  • Paramedic Wellbeing

Teaching areas

  • Paramedicine
  • Communication Skills
  • PAR211 Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies
  • PAR222 Legal and Ethical Practice in EMS