Brendan Wood

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Senior Lecturer/Military Programme Leader

Email: brendan.wood@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6058-2159

Academic appointments:

  • Military Programme Leader, Auckland University of Technology (2014 - ongoing)
  • Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2014 - ongoing)
  • Faculty: Health and Environmental Sciences: Undergraduate Exam Board : Chairman, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - 2022)
  • Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences: Faculty Board Member, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - 2022)

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
  • Qualified Ambulance Officer : Advanced Certificate, Auckland Institute of Technology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Auckland University of Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science, Paramedicine, Auckland University of Technology

Overview:

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

My research contribution has been in oral and poster presentations to numerous Military and Paramedic, National, Australasian and international conferences. My 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.

He also received the Best Poster Award at the Australasian Military Medicine Association Conference, in Canberra 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.

Research interests:

Paramedicine
Military Medicine
The emergence of paramedicine as a profession

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Member of the Council, Australasian Military Medicine Association, Australasian Military Medicine Association (2019 - ongoing)
  • Network of Australasian Paramedic Academics (NAPA), The Network of Australasian Paramedic Academics (NAPA) is a special interest group within Paramedics (2018 - ongoing)

Award, prize, fellowship, and scholarship

  • The award of a Fellowship Paramedics Australasia (FPA), Paramedics Australasia (2019 - ongoing)

Other professional recognition

  • Invited Chair 2019 Paramedic Australasia International Conference, Paramedic Australasia (2019)

Research outputs:

Conference contributions

  • Wood, B. (2020). Responding to emergencies: There’s an app for that. In Pacific Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning Vol. 2 (pp. 38). Auckland: Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Library. doi:10.24135/pjtel.v2i1.60

  • Howie, G., & Tunnage, B. (2019). An introduction to research in undergrad Paramedicine: An AUT experience. In Australian & New Zealand College of Paramedicine: Paramedicine Research Symposium. Frankston: Dr Kelly-Ann Bowles. Retrieved from https://www.anzcp.org.au/events/prs19

  • Wood, B. (2019). Improving the sensitivity of triage: Civilian vs. military triage. In 6th Central Region Trauma Symposium. Wellington: Dr James Moore. Retrieved from https://trauma.wellingtonicu.com/

  • Wood, B. (2019). “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” A review of
    military veterans use of complementary and alternative medicine. In Journal of Military and Veterans' Health Vol. 27 (pp. 49-50). Adelaide: Australasian Military Medicine Association. Retrieved from https://jmvh.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/AMMA-JMVH-October-2019.pdf

  • Wood, B. (2018). Teaching old dogs’ new tricks.. In Association of Emergency Care training Providers; 2018 Conference : Doing great things together. Wellington. Retrieved from https://www.aectpnz.org/Conferences/Conferences/

  • Wood, B. (2018). A trilogy of refection: The Art of Military Medicine. In Journal of Military and Veterans' Health Vol. 26 (pp. 37-38). Canberra. Retrieved from https://jmvh.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/AMMA-JMVH-October-2018-Final-1.pdf

  • Wood, B. (2018). A trilogy of refection: The Medic. In Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health Vol. 26 (pp. 38). Canberra. Retrieved from https://jmvh.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/AMMA-JMVH-October-2018-Final-1.pdf

  • Wood, B. (2018). A Trilogy of Refection: Military Medicine. In Journal of Military and Veterans' Health Vol. 26 (pp. 37). Canberra: Australasian Military Medicine Association. Retrieved from https://jmvh.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/AMMA-JMVH-October-2018-Final-1.pdf

  • Wood, B. (2018). In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. In Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange 2018. Xi An: The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) Directorate of Medical Services,The United States Pacific Command, Air Force Medical University XiAn.. Retrieved from http://www.2018apmhe.cn/english/Program.htm

  • Wood, B. (2018). Growing simulation into the future: A team approach. In SUN: Simulation User Network. Gold Coast.

  • Wood, B. (2018). Can the inclusion of a physiological measures improve the sensitivity of triage sieves?. In NZ RESUS 2018 - Coming of Age: Improving outcome for 21 years. Wellington: New Zealand Resuscitation Council. Retrieved from http://www.confer.co.nz/nzresus2018/

  • Wood, B. (2017). Triage sieves, which application is best for the military medic?. In Asia Pacific Health Military Exchange 2017. Singapore. Retrieved from https://community.apan.org/

  • Wood, B. (2016). Ettie Rout – First World War safe sex advocate. In 25th Australasian Military Medicine Association Conference. Melbourne: Australasian Military Medicine Association. Retrieved from http://jmvh.org/

  • Wood, B. (2015). An exploration and comparison of civilian and military management of traumatic brain injury (TBI). In 2015 Australasian Military Medicine Association Conference. Hobart: Australasian Military Medicine Association. Retrieved from http://jmvh.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/JMVH-OCT-Vol23-web.pdf

  • Wood, B. (2015). Introduction of OverWatch an NZDF experience. In 2015 Australasian Military Medicine Association Conference. Hobart: Australasian Military Medicine Association. Retrieved from http://jmvh.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/JMVH-OCT-Vol23-web.pdf

  • Wood, B. (2015). "The little Doctor" LTCOL Charles Thomas MRCS LSA NZMC. KIA, the Dardanelles 28th August 1915. In 2015 Australasian Military Medicine Association Conference. Hobart: Australasian Military Medicine Association. Retrieved from http://jmvh.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/JMVH-OCT-Vol23-web.pdf

  • Wood, B. (2015). New Zealand's last ANZAC. Pte Alfred Douglas (Doug) Dibley, New Zealand Medical Corps (NZMC).. In 2015 Australasian Military Medicine Association Conference. Hobart: Australasian Military Medicine Association. Retrieved from http://jmvh.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/JMVH-OCT-Vol23-web.pdf

  • Wood, B., & Wood, G. (2015). It’s always good when you know who’s on the other end of the phone: Defence Liaison in natural disasters. A lesson from the Christchurch Earthquakes. In 2015 Australasian Military Medicine Association Conference. Hobart: Australasian Military Medicine Association. Retrieved from http://jmvh.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/JMVH-OCT-Vol23-web.pdf

Edited books/volumes

  • 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). Australasian Journal of Paramedicine. Retrieved from http://ajp.paramedics.org/index.php/ajp/article/view/25/123

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