In October 2020, ACP was pleased to deliver our first fully online and interactive paramedic conference. The conference attracted over 1100 attendees, 60 speakers and 36 sessions.
Presented by: Dr Peter O'Meara
This presentation and the already published paper in the Australasian Journal of Paramedicine forms the final peer-reviewed paper of Angela Martin’s PhD. Her research has both built on and contributed to a broader body of work exploring Community Paramedicine. The larger research project has evolved over two decades and has consisted of field work across three countries, constant international networking, and the conduct of numerous local, national and international workshops and presentations. The research outputs have included the publication of literature reviews, papers describing and analysing the conceptual basis of the Community Paramedicine model, and papers that have considered key stakeholder perspectives
Biography: Dr O’Meara was one of the first paramedics in the world to complete a doctoral qualification and since then has completed a wide range of research projects and published extensively. Peter’s research has contributed toward the emergence of paramedicine as a health profession in Australia and other parts of the world. He continues to supervise graduate research students at three universities and is working on several paramedic-related research projects. In addition, he is a Director of the Global Higher Paramedic Education Council, and the Australasian College of Paramedicine representative to the National Rural Health Alliance.