Robin Pap

Robin Pap

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Robin Pap (NDipEMC, BTechEMC, HDipHET, MScMed) is a lecturer in paramedicine at Western Sydney University and a PhD candidate at University of Adelaide. Robin’s current teaching focuses on the ECG interpretation and treatment of cardiac dysrhythmias, pain assessment and analgesia, prehospital management of major trauma as well as measurement of ambulance services’ clinical performance. His PhD project aims to develop and test indicators of prehospital care quality.

Robin is involved in research projects investigating:

  • Measurement of prehospital care quality
  • Teaching quality improvement to paramedicine students
  • Paramedic situational awareness
  • Infection control in ambulance services
  • Guidance for prehospital case reports
  • Quality assurance of patient report forms
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 - ongoing Lecturer Western Sydney University
    2014 - 2016 Lecturer and Course Coordinator Australian Catholic University
    2013 - 2014 Lead Consultant Paramedic Hamad Medical Corportaion Ambulance Service
    2011 - 2013 Clinical Manager and Critical Care Flight Paramedic Hamad Medical Corporation Ambulance Service
    2008 - 2011 Lecturer and Course Coordinator Cape Peninsula University of Technology
    2006 - 2008 Paramedic (Emergency Care Practitioner) - Casual ER24
    2006 - 2008 Paramedic (Emergency Care Practitioner) Western Cape Department of Health
    2004 - 2006 Paramedic (Advanced Life Support) South African Paramedic Services
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of the Witwatersrand South Africa Master of Science in Medicine (Emergency Medicine)
    Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa Higher Diploma in Higher Education and Training
    Durban University of Technology South Africa Bachelor of Technology in Emergency Medical Care
    Durban University of Technology South Africa National Diploma in Emergency Medical Care (cum laude)
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Pearce, J., Pap, R., Moher, D., Williams, J., & Simpson, P. (2021). Protocol for development of a consensus-based reporting guideline extension for pre-hospital case reports (PREHOSPITAL-CARE). Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 18, 1-6.
    DOI
    2021 Morris, D., Fierravanti, G., Schrieber, A., Johnson, S., Bartolo, D., Hipsley, K., . . . Simpson, P. M. (2021). The Impact of a Novel Operational Readiness Response Model on the Environmental Cleanliness of Emergency Ambulances. Prehospital Emergency Care, 26(3), 355-363.
    DOI
    2021 Birtill, M., King, J., Jones, D., Thyer, L., Pap, R., & Simpson, P. (2021). The use of immersive simulation in paramedicine education: a scoping review. Interactive Learning Environments, 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2021 Pap, R., Lockwood, C., Stephenson, M., & Simpson, P. (2021). Development of prehospital care quality indicators for the Australian setting: a modified RAND/UCLA appropriateness method.. Emerg Med J, 39(1), 57-62.
    DOI
    2020 Pap, R., McKeown, R., Lockwood, C., Stephenson, M., & Simpson, P. (2020). Pelvic circumferential compression devices for prehospital management of suspected pelvic fractures: a rapid review and evidence summary for quality indicator evaluation.. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med, 28(1), 1-13.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2020 Pap, R., Lockwood, C., Stephenson, M., & Simpson, P. (2020). Development and testing of Australian prehospital care quality indicators: study protocol.. BMJ open, 10(7), e038310.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2019 Pap, R., & Van Loggerenberg, C. (2019). A comparison of airway management devices in simulated entrapment-trauma: A prospective manikin study. International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 12(1), 15.
    DOI
    2019 Lockwood, C., Borgess Dos Santos, K., & Pap, R. (2019). Practical guidance for knowledge synthesis: Scoping Review Methods.. Asian nursing research, 13(5), 287-294.
    DOI Scopus47 WoS46 Europe PMC18
    2018 Pap, R., Lockwood, C., Stephenson, M., & Simpson, P. (2018). Indicators to measure prehospital care quality: a scoping review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 16(11), 2192-2223.
    DOI Scopus11 Europe PMC4
    2018 Pap, R., Shabella, L., Morrison, A. J., Simpson, P. M., & Williams, D. M. (2018). Teaching improvement science to paramedicine students: Protocol for a systematic scoping review. Systematic Reviews, 7(1), 6 pages.
    DOI WoS1
    2017 Pap, R., Lockwood, C., Stephenson, M., & Simpson, P. (2017). Indicators to measure pre-hospital care quality: A scoping review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(6), 1537-1542.
    DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC1
    Pap, R., Stephenson, M., Simpson, P., & Lockwood, C. (n.d.). Acceptability of Australian prehospital care quality indicators: an explanatory sequential mixed methods study.
    DOI
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - ongoing Co-Supervisor The development of a checklist for assessing the completion of patient report forms by paramedics in South Africa Durban University of Technology Master Part Time Robert McKenzie
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Research Committee Australian & New Zealand College of Paramedicine Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2020 - ongoing Member Safe Airway Society Australia
    2020 - ongoing Member Australasian College of Paramedicine (ACP) Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) Ireland

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