Following the dopamine for a life-changing career: Aidan Baron podcast

Published:31 March 2022

Aidan Baron is CQUniversity's 2022 Alumnus of the Year for Industry Excellence.

For Aidan Baron, realising his passion for paramedicine was a game-changer.

Building a career in the life-changing field meant fighting frustration, and a whole lot of social media.

And focusing on the people he could help, and the people making great health care happen, has driven a big career in research and practice for the paramedic innovator.

Mr Baron has shared his journey on CQUniversity's podcast How to Change a Life, explaining how his work as a paramedic fired his passion for research.

"I think being a paramedic , we operate on very little information very well... but there was a lof of frustration among a lot of us, and I can remember some of my mentors saying, 'I think it's this, but I don't have x-ray vision'," he explained.

"So when I was at CQUniversity, I went to my professors, who were incredible mentors, and I said 'I want to study this, I think we should bring ultrasound into paramedicine!'"

Mr Baron used his CQUniversity Honours research into ultrasound-guided intravenous cannulation, and his Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound, to launch The PoCUS Course, an international training program for Point of Care Ultrasound.

He’s also a leader in research, as has focused on how social media impacts health care delivery, and best practice for inclusive LGBTQIA+ health care.

Mr Baron is CQUniversity’s Alumnus of the Year for Industry Excellence, and you can learn more about his work here.

How to Change a Life is hosted by Mary Bolling from CQUni Communications. Music by CQU alumnus Tristan Barton.

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