Brendan Wood CSt.J, DSD.

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Senior Lecturer / Military Programme Leader - Department of Paramedicine

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext. 6234

Email: brendan.wood@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
Room: MH301, AUT South Campus.
640 Great South Road, Manukau 2025
Auckland, New Zealand

Postal Address:
Department of Paramedicine
School of Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
AUT University, Private Bag 92006,
Auckland 1142, New Zealand

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine), Auckland University of Technology.
Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management, Auckland University of Technology.
Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, Auckland University of Technology.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Auckland University of Technology.
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science, in Paramedicine, Auckland University of Technology
Certificate in Advance Care, NAOTS, Auckland Institute of Technology

Memberships and Affiliations:

Member of The Australasian Military Medicine Association
Member Paramedics Australasian
Appointed member; St John, New Zealand, National Clinical Governance Committee.
Committee member; Network of Australasian Paramedic Academics (NAPA) - Special Interest Group of Paramedics Australasia.
Appointed member;  Victorian Ambulance Clinical Information System (VACIS) Bursary Awards adjudication Panel.

Biography:

Brendan commenced employment at AUT in 2014, within the Department of Paramedicine, as the Military Programme leader. He has been responsible for the coordination of the study for members of the New Zealand Defence Force. He also lectures in Clinical Reasoning within the Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine Degree.

He is the Chair of the AUT, Faculty of Health and Environmental sciences undergraduate Examination Board and sits on the Faculty Board. Brendan is an elected member of the  Network of Australasian Paramedic Academics (NAPA) - Special Interest Group of Paramedics Australasia.

In 2017, Brendan took over the reasonability of convening the annual AUT Paramedic Research Forum, a celebration of research undertaken by paramedic students and academics.

He is an appointed member of the St John National Clinical Governance Committee. In this capacity, he supports the direction and confirmation of the ambulance sectors evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. 

Teaching Areas:

Clinical Reasoning
Student Mentor development 

Research Areas:

Paramedicine
Military Medicine
Emergence of paramedicine as a profession  

Research Summary:

Research in Paramedicine is in an embryonic phase where research activities strive to identify a unique body of knowledge and establish an identity. He is an early-stage researcher in activities centred around the burgeoning profession of paramedicine and its various modalities. He has a continuing interest in military medicine and the influence it has on the delivery of prehospital emergency interventions.

Brendan’s research contribution has been in oral and poster presentations to numerous Military and Paramedic National, Australasian and international conferences. His presentation on “Triage sieves”, was awarded the Top Poster presentation at the Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange in Singapore in 2017 and the New Zealand Resuscitation Council conference in 2018.

His direct involvement with the Canterbury earthquake as a military health commander has influenced his desire to share the experience and has led to international speaking engagements.

Publications:

Conference Publications

Publication

  • Tunnage, B., Akitt, C., Barnett, S., Bradley, T., Going, M., Judd, R., . . . Wood, B. (2014). Fostering a research culture in paramedicine: Selected proceedings from the 2011–2013 Paramedic Research Forum at Auckland University of Technology (Vol. 11). B. Tunnage (Ed.), Australasian Journal of Paramedicine. Retrieved from http://ajp.paramedics.org/index.php/ajp/article/view/25/123

Conference Presentations

  • Wood, B. (2018). Growing simulation into the future; A team approach. Simulation Users Network Conference. 8 June, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Wood, B. (2018). Can the inclusion of a physiological measure improve the sensitivity of triage sieves? New Zealand Resuscitation Council Conference. 21 April, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Wood, B. (2017) Natural disasters: They go much better when you know the person at the other end of the phone. Western Australia (WA) Trauma Symposium, 26 Aug, Perth, Australia
  • Wood, B. (2015) Defence Force Experiences with simulation within academic programmes. 28 April, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Wood, B. (2013) The transformation of medics training to a tertiary model. Military Surgery Section, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 82nd Annual Scientific Congress, 07 May, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Wood, B. (2013) Natural Disasters: they go much better when you know the person at the other end of the phone. Military Surgery Section, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 82nd Annual Scientific Congress, 09 May, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Wood, B. (2013) Introduction of OverWatch an NZDF experience (Poster Presentation). 23rd Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference, XXIII APMMC, 8-12 July, Seoul, Korea.
  • Wood, B. (2013) An exploration and comparison of civilian and military management of traumatic brain injury (TBI). 23rd Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference, XXIII APMMC, Seoul, South Korea, 09 July 2013
  • Wood, B. (2013) An exploration and comparison of civilian and military management of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Paramedics Australasia 2013 Conference. 18 October, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Awards:

Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange 2017, Poster Presentation, Achievement Award.
New Zealand Resuscitation Council  2018 Confrence, Best Poster Award.
Awarded the New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2010.

Brendan is also a Commander of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.