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Illya Selmes Graduate Researcher, Graduate Research School

Illya is a Lecturer for the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice, with honors within the LaTrobe Rural Health School. This is an innovative program addressing all aspects of paramedic practice, engaging paramedic students to become independent self-sufficient clinicians. His unique Paramedical clinical background spans 20 years practicing in most arenas within Paramedicine on both national and international stages. He is an accomplished flight critical care paramedic who is the recipient of a National Bravery Citation (5th in-line to the Victoria Cross) from the Governor General of Australia.

He is dedicated to establishing mastery in the field of Paramedicine, which he achieves through the creation of challenging, evolutionary educational experiences, augmented with feedback promoting personal development and continual growth.

Currently he is currently completing a research Masters through LaTrobe University and is set to transition this into a PhD. His research is attempting to determine if the inclusion of adventure based education will increase the clinical leadership attributes of undergraduate paramedics.


education and training

  • Bachelor of Health Science Pre-hospital Care, .
  • Cert Specialist Pre-hospital Emergency Resuscitation, .
  • Cert of Extended Care Practice, .
  • Cert of Joint Emergency Services Training, .
  • Cert of Proficiency CAO 20.11 Helicopter operations, .
  • Dip of Health Science Pre-hospital Care, .
  • GradDip of Health Science Intensive Care Practice, .