Dr Nigel Barr | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Nigel Barr

PhD Sunshine Coast, GradCertProfLearning Sunshine Coast, AdvDipMICAParamedicStudies Monash, DipHealthSc(Ambulance Officer) Ambulance Officer Training Centre Victoria, GradDipAdvClinNurs(ICU) Melb, BNurs Ballarat

  • Senior Lecturer, Paramedicine
  • Paramedicine Discipline Leader
  • Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Paramedicine
+61 7 5456 5020
Office location
SD H1.3.30
Sunshine Coast
Nigel Barr


Dr Nigel Barr is the Discipline Leader for Paramedicine at UniSC. He has extensive experience in healthcare, emergency medical services and education sectors. Nigel was formerly an intensive care paramedic in several ambulance jurisdictions, and Senior Operations Officer (Clinical and Education Services) for Rural Ambulance Victoria. His roles have encompassed the provision of intensive care paramedicine, clinical governance, professional leadership, teaching and research.

Nigel has completed a PhD exploring infection prevention and control in paramedic-led healthcare. He has a considerable research publication history and is a member of the ANZCP research committee.

Professional Memberships 

Australasian College of Paramedicine

Australasian Council of Paramedicine Deans

Research Grants

Project name Investigators Funding body (Amount A$) Year
Learning together to work together: Developing best practice and credentialing frameworks for interprofessional education for health disciplines at USC Bogossian, F., Barr, N., Carter, R., Craven, D., George, K., Hamilton, A., Henderson, A., Katsikitis, M., Masters, N., Nash, G., Pelly, F., Taylor, J. USC Commissioned Learning & Teaching Program Grant A$30,000 2018

Research areas

  • infection control
  • teaching and learning of paramedic science

Teaching areas

  • Clinical Systems
  • Medical Emergencies

Dr Nigel Barr's specialist areas of knowledge include paramedic science, medical emergencies, adaptation to climate change, infection control, and teaching and learning of clinical science.

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In the news

Paramedic Science students receive grant awards
Students awarded for research on life-saving treatment techniques
20 Nov 2019

Two teams of USC Paramedic Science students have received Australasian grant awards for investigating techniques used to treat life-threatening emergencies related to diabetes and adrenal insufficiency.

Student paramedics win statewide award
15 Dec 2015

Four Paramedic Science students from the University of the Sunshine Coast have won a Paramedics Australasia Student Scientific Grant for their comprehensive research poster on seizure medications.