In this webinar, we discuss all things paramedic health and well-being from a multidisciplinary approach.
This panel of industry leaders and subject matter experts discuss findings from the most up-to-date research - covering all things cardiovascular, sleep, and nutrition for shift working ambulance staff.
This webinar is important for all shift workers, whether you are soon to enter the workforce, or you’re a seasoned veteran.
Presented by: Dr Gloria Leung, Dr Alex Wolkow, Ben Meadley & Olivia Knowles
Hosted by: Michelle Murphy
Dr Gloria Leung - Dr Gloria Leung is a post-doctoral Research Fellow at Monash University and an accredited practising dietitian. Her research interest is the effect of meal timing on human metabolic outcomes, in particular, whether shift work influences nutritional status, and in turn, causes chronic conditions such as type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Dr Alex Wolkow - Dr Alex Wolkow is a Research Fellow at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University. A major focus of his research is on understanding the role of sleep in the development of mental and physical health outcomes in high-risk populations such as shift workers, with the overarching goal of leading research that aids these high-risk occupations in optimising the health of workers.
Ben Meadley - Ben Meadley is a researcher and lecturer at Monash University and a paramedic at Ambulance Victoria. Ben recently submitted his PhD thesis, which comprised a number of research projects investigating the physiological and cardiometabolic health of paramedics.
Olivia Knowles - Olivia Knowles is a PhD student at Deakin University investigating the effect of inadequate sleep on resistance exercise and skeletal muscle health, including how the menstrual cycle impacts these factors. Olivia is also the AFLW High Performance Manager at the Western Bulldogs Football Club.
Michelle Murphy - Michelle is the Advocacy & Government Relations Lead for the College, an Intensive Care Paramedic with 27 years’ experience across Metropolitan & Rural Regions in front line & senior management roles. Michelle is passionate about paramedicine and the building of inclusive and innovative models of care that meet the changing needs of our communities. Michelle has also contributed to research, presentations, and publications focusing on improving health outcomes in vulnerable communities.