Dr Robin Pap

Robin PapPosition

Lecturer in Paramedicine
Academic Program Advisor (Paramedicine)


Robin is a Lecturer in Paramedicine and the Academic Program Advisor for Paramedicine at Western Sydney University. Robin commenced his paramedic career in 2001 when he graduated cum laude from Durban University of Technology (DUT) with a National Diploma in Emergency Medical Care (EMC). He continued his studies with a Bachelor’s Degree in EMC at DUT, a Higher Diploma in Higher Education and Training at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, a Master of Science in Medicine (in the field of Emergency Medicine) at the University of Witwatersrand, and a PhD at the University of Adelaide.

Robin has worked in various clinical, leadership, and academic roles in numerous healthcare organisations and academic institutions for over 20 years and across six countries. This has included delivering pre- and interhospital critical care in both state and private ambulance services during some of the most turbulent periods in South Africa’s history, providing primary and tactical care with the Air Force Medical Squadron, I./Air Force Training Regiment 3 of the German Defence Force, and national and international aeromedical retrieval as well as developing and leading a Consultant Paramedic program at Hamad Medical Corporation Ambulance Service in Qatar. His career in academia has included teaching and program coordination at universities in South Africa and Australia. Robin’s research interests are in improvement science, quality/performance measurement, patient safety, and evidence/knowledge synthesis. Although his background is in prehospital emergency care, Robin’s interests are not discipline specific.

Robin is a registered paramedic and a member of the JBI Adelaide GRADE Centre as well as the Research Advisory Committee of the Australasian College of Paramedicine.

Research Interests

  • Paramedicine
  • Prehospital Emergency Care
  • Quality/Performance Measurement
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement
  • Patient Safety


  • Australasian College of Paramedicine (2020-present)
  • JBI Adelaide GRADE Centre (2020-present)
  • Safe Airway Society (2020-present)
  • International Society for Quality in Health Care (2018-2020)
  • Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine (2015-2020)
  • Paramedics Australasia (2014-2020)
  • Emergency Care Society of South Africa (2010-2014)

Qualifications & Recognition

  • MSc Med (Emerg Med) University of the Witwatersrand
  • HDip HET Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • BTech EMC Durban University of Technology
  • NDip EMC (cum laude) Durban University of Technology
  • Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, Universities Australia (2020)
  • Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award, Western Sydney University (2019)
  • School of Science and Health Excellence in Teaching Award, Western Sydney University (2019)
  • Vice Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Award - Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Western Sydney University (2016)
  • School of Science and Health Excellence in Teaching Award, Western Sydney University (2016)
  • Managing Director's Special Award (for the development and implementation of new evidence-based clinical practice guidelines), Hamad Medical Corporation (2013)
  • Technology Award (for the nation-wide, prehospital implementation of a mechanical chest compression device), Hamad Medical Corporation (2013)

Research & Publications

Contact Details

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