Dr Navindhra (Navin) Naidoo

Navin) NaidooPosition

Director of Program/Senior Lecturer: Paramedicine, SOHS
Deputy Chair: Australasian Council of Paramedicine Deans


Dr Navindhra Naidoo [NDip AEC, BTech EMC, H Dip Ed, MPH, PhD (Forensic Med)] is the Director of Paramedicine at Western Sydney University and was formerly Senior Lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Emergency Medical Sciences in Cape Town, South Africa. As a former Assistant Director in Health and having served on the Health Professions Council of South Africa, he is experienced in health service strategic management and professional regulation. His research and policy interest includes critical theory, transformative pedagogy, gender-based violence prevention and evidence-informed decision making that intersects state and civil society interests in emergency care and violence prevention. Navin was the former chair of the CPUT Faculty Research Ethics Committee and co-chair of the Belgium Red Cross First Aid for First Responders EBM project in sub-Saharan Africa. Navin was Chair of the Working Group on Violence, Abuse and Neglect at the Australasian College of Paramedicine and is certified as a Commercial and Court-Aligned Mediator. He supervises higher degree research in South Africa and Australia, in the fields of Paramedicine, social inclusivity, health professions education, emergency and forensic medicine.

Research Interests

  • Forensic Medicine: Gender-based Violence prevention
  • Paramedicine: Professionalisation
  • Health Professions education: Transformative Education
  • Critical theory, participative methodology, Evidence-based Practice
  • Health systems quality improvement

Qualifications & Recognition

  • Critical Care Certificate: KZN Ambulance and Emergency Medical Service, DOH, RSA, 1996
  • National Diploma: Ambulance and Emergency Care (N Dip AEC), Natal Technikon, RSA,1996
  • Higher Diploma in Education [Post-School] (HD Ed), (University of Natal, RSA) 2000
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technology: Emergency Medical Care (B Tech EMC), Durban University of Technology, RSA, 2006
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), RSA, 2007
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Forensic Medicine University of Cape Town (UCT), RSA, 2017
  • Cert in Responding to Disclosure of Sexual Violence: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia, 2023
  • Registered Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP): Professional Board for Emergency Care, Health Professions Council of South Africa
  • Registered Paramedic: Paramedic Board or AHPRA.
  • Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) Centre for Knowledge Building, University of Sydney: Associate Member: 2019- Current (LCT is a framework for analyzing and shaping knowledge practices to advance social justice and knowledge-building)
  • Certificate: Commercial and Court-Aligned Mediation: University of cape Town, 2017.

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Telephone+61 2 4620 3750
LocationCampbelltown 22.1.08