Associate Professor Gavin Smith has served the Victorian community as an Intensive Care Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria (AV) since 1992 and has developed a passion for the evolution of pre-hospital emergency care through evidence-based practice, derived from clinical research.
To date, his work has resulted in the development and implementation of prehospital Clinical Practice Guidelines in Victoria and Tasmania, including membership of the AV Medical Standards Committee and Prehospital and Emergency Medicine Trauma Group (Monash University). Seconded since 2014 as Associate Professor of Paramedic Science at Victoria University (VU), and serving as Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, Gavin currently Chairs the Paramedic Research Group at Victoria University and heads up the International Study Tour program within his Department.
A keen traveller and history enthusiast, Gavin has lead two groups of paramedic students into Israel to work with Magen David Adom (the Israeli national ambulance service) in 2014 and 2016, as well as a posting to the Solomon Islands with Aspen Medical in 2010. Gavin looks forward to serving the membership and principles of the RSV faithfully during his period of service on Council, and to actively promoting the importance of science to the Victorian community.
From 2017, Gavin co-chairs the Society’s Membership and Mentoring Committee with Ms Sophia Frentz.