Dr Alexander Olaussen
BEmergHlth(Paramedic), BMedSci(Hons), MBBS(Hons)
Alex is a medical doctor working at The Alfred hospital, as well as research fellow with the National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI). He has been a teaching associate with DCEHPP since 2010 and is currently an Adjunct Senior Lecturer. Together with Dr Brett Williams, Alex founded what is today a vital part of the paramedic program at DCHEPP, namely peer-assisted learning.
Alex has a strong focus on fostering junior researchers and enjoys helping them overcoming the initial barrier in conducting research. His main research lies in haemorrhagic shock, pre-hospital prediction of in-hospital blood product use, as well as the future of synthetic blood. He was awarded the Hatem Salem Award for Medical Student Research Excellence for his thesis.