• - Paramedic Publishing -



  • About

    The Shift Extension is a free-to-access, open-source publication that is committed to providing industry-relevant literature and information to enhance the development of the paramedicine profession through the sharing of information. One of our main aims is to reduce the loss of important, yet unpublished paramedic literature. Our goal is to capture this information and create a repository of short publications considered valuable to the international paramedic community.

    Our editorial team and contributors aim to deliver the latest and most reliable paramedicine information through paramedic experiences, case studies, research, clinical breakthroughs, management perspectives, equipment innovations, and advice. TSE also aims to encourage paramedics, EMDs and next-gen paramedics to write and disseminate fun and engaging content through perspectives and storytelling to develop the paramedic culture within our profession.


    We are paramedics, educators, dispatchers, and students who want to hear from paramedics, students, dispatches, managers, team leaders, nurses, doctors, and anyone else who is in any way involved in the delivery of paramedic practice, emergency health care, community health care or ambulance delivery.


    The Shift Extension is a safe, educational, fun, and encouraging place for paramedic and EMD writers and readers to share their experience, knowledge, and community. It is one of the few places that Australasian-based paramedics and EMDs can come together to publish, share and learn from each other.


    The benefit of being an online journal /magazine is that we are always there. During the long hours on shift, paramedics and EMDs can access TSE content, and because we are a publish-on-demand model, we publish new content year-round.


    The benefit of being an online journal /magazine is that we can occupy any device with internet access. Readers can access our content anywhere, anytime, and archived editions will always be available.


    Simply there was a gap that needed to be filled. In 2020, it was identified that there were few places for paramedics and EMDs in Australasia to write, publish and grow, particularly in the online space. There were even fewer places that would encourage and develop paramedic writers. The Shift Extension was established to fill this gap and create a medium for independent paramedic news, media, stories, and research.

  • Editorial Board

    The Editorial Board is a collection academics and experts from paramedicine with significant experience in writing, research and publishing. The role of the editorial board is to advise and support editorial functions such as suggesting topics, reviewing articles, writing articles, mentoring new writers, providing feedback to improve the platform and promoting the platform to their colleagues and peers.

    Sunny Whitfield


    Shelly Kim Whitfield

    Managing Editor

    Dr Sandy MacQuarrie

    Assistant Editor

    Andrew (Andy) Bell

    Assistant Editor

    Tammie Bullard

    Associate Editor

    Emma Moore

    Associate Editor

    Clare Sutton

    Associate Editor

    Nick Abussi

    Associate Editor

    Cam Anderson

    Associate Editor

    Sean Golding

    Associate Editor

    Jun Steele (International)

    Content Editor

    Alexandra Rengers

    Content Editor

    Elise Katrakazos

    Content Editor

  • Community Liaison & Moderators

    Ciara Laybutt

    Community Liaison/Moderator

    Joel J Marriot

    Community Liaison/Moderator

    Charlie Gadd

    Community Liaison/Moderator

  • Creative Commons

    All articles published by The Shift Extension - Paramedic Publishing are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This permits anyone to copy, redistribute, remix, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited. Whilst the authors retain the right to remove their work from this website, any downloaded copies of their work will remain licensed under creative commons.

  • Become a Contributor

    We have a team of dedicated paramedic-specific Developmental Editors who can act as a coach for any new writers to get their stories ready for publication. They will cheer you on and help you stay on track with the tone, structure, and audience. They will also challenge you to improve your writing and assist you to develop and improve your manuscript.

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