Dr. Ron Bowles holds a B. Ed. in adult education, a Master’s degree in educational technology, and a PhD in Curriculum Studies, studying the development of clinical competence and clinical judgment in paramedic learners in immersive high fidelity simulation.
He has worked, taught, developed curriculum and conducted research in paramedicine and public safety in Canada and Asia. He previously directed the curriculum
development group at the JIBC’s School of Health Science and has extensive experience in creating technology-supported distributed learning environments.
He is active in several initiatives for paramedics in Canada, including both the redesign of the Paramedic Association of Canada’s National Occupational Competency
Profile and the development of a Canadian EMS and Paramedic Research Network.
Recent Citations for Bowles, Ron
- Aboriginal disaster resilience planning
- Conceptualizing the impact of special events on community health service levels: an operational analysis
- Defining and describing paramedic practice in Canada
- Excellence in paramedic education
- From diagnosis to discernment: fostering clinical judgement in high fidelity simulations
- From learning activities to the meaning of life: fostering professionalism in Canadian paramedic education
- High fidelity simulation in Canadian paramedic education
- Impact study: students with disabilities website
- Paramedicine in British Columbia: a profile of current research and operational initiatives
- The practice learning ladder
- Preventing drug-and alcohol-related harms at music festivals in Canada