Our Team

Australian Institute for Clinical Education

In our mission to provide clinical education of the highest quality, we strive to develop and deliver learning based on the best evidence and theory in adult education. In the provision of face-to-face learning we rely on our remarkable educators, their talent, experience and communication skills, but we are also advised by specialists in educational principles and adhere to the best possible current thinking and evidence in the preparation of materials.

Clinical Associate Professor Paul Middleton


Professor Paul Middleton is a specialist in prehospital and emergency medicine, trained in Australia and the UK, and has been an ALS instructor for almost 25 years. He has taught for both the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Australian Resuscitation Council, and is the immediate past Chair of the ARC NSW branch. Paul is Director of the Australian Institute for Clinical Education and has overall responsibility for blended learning courses such as the Practitioner Immediate Life Support (PILS) and for Advanced Life Support (ALS) Level 1.

Suzanne Davies

B App Sc (Med Biotech) (CSU), MPH (Sydney)

Suzie has a background as a paramedic and as a science educator, and is Head of the Discipline of Paramedicine in the School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, teaching evidence-based practice, research methodology and cardiovascular emergencies across interstate campuses. She is Deputy Chair, course coordinator and ALS instructor for the Australian Resuscitation Council NSW branch. Suzie has worked as a policy and evidence evaluation consultant for the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, and evidence evaluation specialist for the Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and the American Heart Association.

Ross Proctor

RN, CCU Cert

Ross currently works as the Cardiology Clinical Nurse Consultant at Royal North Shore Hospital. He has more than 25 years’ experience in cardiac nursing across a variety of settings, including six years co-ordinating the post grad cardiac nursing course at NSW College of Nursing, now the Australian College of Nursing (ACN). Ross has been an accredited ALS 1 & 2 instructor with the Australian Resuscitation Council for five years. He is a founding member and past President of the Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College.

Sally Freeman

RN, M.Nurs (Adv. Prac).

Sally is a registered nurse with extensive critical care experience. She has worked in tertiary intensive care units across Sydney for many years and also has experience in emergency nursing, palliative care and international medical retrievals, with CareFlight International. She is also a current Advanced Life Support Level 2 (ALS 2) instructor with the Australian Resuscitation Council. Sally has experience in nursing and medical education as well as education and support for schools caring for student with high level health care requirements. She has a passion for high quality care and professional development, to ensure patient safety.

Tanya Halbert

RN, BSc, GradCert EmergN

Tanya was the CPR Coordinator at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital from 2003-2014. During this time Tanya contributed to the development, implementation and management of Clinical Emergency Response System (CERS) at RPAH. In recent years, Tanya was Project Officer for a new private cancer specialist hospital in Sydney responsible for the development of the Clinical Emergency Response System. Tanya has been an Advanced Life Support Instructor for over 10 years and was the Secretary for the NSW Branch of the Australian Resuscitation Council from 2009 – 2011.