Alan M. Batt

Paramedic, Researcher, and Educator in Ontario, Canada

Alan M. Batt

Paramedic, Researcher, and Educator in Ontario, Canada

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A/Prof. Alan M. Batt PhD MSc PGCME MAcadMEd FHEA

Dr. Alan Batt is Associate Professor of Paramedicine (adjunct) at Monash University, Victoria, Australia; Paramedicine Program Lead and Assistant Professor (adjunct) at Queen's University, Ontario, Canada; and Assistant Professor (status) at IHPME at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is Deputy Editor of Paramedicine. Alan is an experienced paramedic clinician, educator, and researcher, and serves as a subject matter expert and reviewer on paramedicine, health professions education, and health services.

He originally qualified as a paramedic in Ireland, and has since worked in nine countries across four continents. As a researcher, Dr. Batt specializes in mixed methods approaches to explore health professions education, with a focus on professional competencies, care of vulnerable and under-served populations, and social and structural determinants of health. He has published over 190 articles, reports, textbooks and book chapters, and has presented nationally and internationally on more than 200 occasions.

He is Scientist and Co-Chair of the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research in Canada, and an Associate of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA, USA. He currently supervises several PhD, master's and honour's students.

He is Principal of Alan Batt Consulting.


  • PhD, Monash University
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Medical Education, Newcastle University
  • MSc, Critical Care, Cardiff University
  • Certificate, Disaster Management, TISS/IFRC
  • Graduate Certificate, Intensive Care Paramedicine, Charles Sturt University
  • Diploma, Emergency Medical Technology, University College Dublin

Teaching interests

  • Social and structural determinants of health
  • Professional issues
  • Research capacity

Research interests

  • Evolving role of paramedicine
  • Structural and social determinants of health
  • Vulnerable, marginalized and under-served populations
  • Health professions education
  • Competency framework development

Awards and Grants

  • $1.6M+ of research funding to date
  • Highest Quality Research Award, Australasian College of Paramedicine
  • Research Publication Award, Monash University
  • Research Impact Award, Monash University
  • Award of Excellence for Leadership, Paramedic Association of Canada
  • Presidents Award, Paramedic Association of Canada


  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Member, Academy of Medical Educators


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