Meagan McInnes is a lecturer of paramedicine, health and biomedical sciences within the First Year College at Victoria University.

Meg is a former paramedic of Ambulance Victoria. In recent years, Meg has developed an interest in cardiac research, and more specifically in use of ambulance in acute coronary syndromes. She has a passion for research that aims to benefit marginalised groups such as culturally and linguistically diverse Australians.

Meg has an enthusiastic teaching style, specialising in fields of prehospital legal and ethical issues, health sociology in the emergency environment, pharmacology, and human anatomy and physiology. She has a passion for education and teaches with an approach that fosters a learning environment that inspires and challenges students in positive ways. Meg is a student-centred academic.

Meg also has a passion for research. She is currently undertaking her PhD, which examines the barriers to ambulance use by culturally and linguistically diverse patients with an acute coronary syndrome. Her research specifically examines the barriers to appropriate prehospital care experienced by marginalised groups in Melbourne’s West.

Areas of expertise

  • Prehospital ethical and legal issues
  • Health sociology in the emergency environment
  • Workplace bullying and dislocation in the ambulance setting
  • Pharmacology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Paramedic clinical science
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Barriers to ambulance use in acute coronary syndromes
  • Barriers to ambulance use by culturally and linguistically diverse groups

Contact details

(03) 9919 2170

Refereed journal articles

Smith G.D.,Fry M.M., Taylor D., Morgans, A., Cantwell K. (2015) Effectiveness of the Valsalva Manoeuvre for Reversion of Supraventricular Tachycardia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 18;(2):CD009502. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009502.pub3.