Director, Associate Professor Tim Baker

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Associate Professor Tim Baker is an Emergency Physician and Director of Deakin University’s Centre for Rural Emergency Medicine. He works at a regional and two small rural emergency departments in Victoria. He has spent his last seven years researching small rural emergency departments, and working with government and non-government programs to advocate for improvement in the emergency medical care of rural communities.

Associate Research Fellow, Kate Kloot


Ms Kate Kloot is an Associate Research Fellow with the Centre for Rural Emergency Medicine at Deakin University, and an Advanced Life Support Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria. She is also currently completing her Doctor of Philosophy examining rural paramedic decision making.  Her previous roles have included working with rural general practice on clinical quality improvement and data management, and working as a clinical instructor and learning package writer with Ambulance Victoria.

Associate Lecturer in Rural Emergency Medicine, Ben Fisk


Dr Ben Fisk is an Associate Lecturer in Rural Emergency Medicine and an experienced pre-hospital clinician with urban, rural, remote, and international experience. He is a committed professional with a strong academic background including a Doctor of Philosophy awarded in 2014 for his work with CREM on Rural and Urban Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes. He has a genuine passion for teaching and mentoring.