Welcome to one of our newest members, Sonja Maria.
Associate Professor Sonja Maria has a long-standing career in emergency healthcare, with a strong focus on policy development and the creation of evidence-based guidelines for healthcare professionals. Her experiences span across national and international ambulance services and leadership roles, providing her with a deep understanding of the field.
Throughout her career, Sonja has shown a dedication to healthcare education and inclusivity through her work in gender studies and feminist research.
Her research interests are diverse, ranging from her PhD work investigating guideline use by paramedics to leading substantial research projects and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. In her current role as Associate Professor, she applies her well-honed skills in project management and leadership.
Additionally, Sonja has established the Australasian Paramedic Pharmacology Project and holds several editorial roles, reflecting her commitment to collaboration and knowledge sharing. Her passion for education is evident in her work at CSU, where she revamped the undergraduate paramedic course and initiated a Masters program. She also emphasises mentorship in her interactions with students conducting research on various topics.
"I joined ANZAHPE, to connect with healthcare professionals, develop my skills, and benefit from a supportive network of peers."