Meg McInnes (she/her) is a lecturer of paramedicine, health and biomedical sciences within the First Year College at Victoria University.

Meg is a student-centred academic with an enthusiastic teaching style, specialising in the fields of cultural safety, bioethics, pharmacology, health sociology, and 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 former paramedic of Ambulance Victoria.

Meg has a passion for research and scholarship that aims to benefit marginalised communities, particularly in Melbourne’s West. She is currently undertaking her PhD, which examines barriers to ambulance access in acute coronary syndromes. Meg has developed a keen research interest in examining access barriers to emergency health care and the associations between these barriers and cultural and linguistic diversity.

Areas of expertise

  • Cultural safety
  • Bioethics
  • Access Barriers in Emergency Health Care
  • Public Health (Cardiology)
  • Health sociology
  • Pharmacology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

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.

Conference Presentations 

  • McInnes, M., & Butler, K. (2022) Using Indigenous pedagogies and curriculum to create culturally aware future paramedics, 2022 Learning & Teaching Symposium, Victoria University.
  • Sinnayah, P., Kolatits, I., & McInnes, M. (2022) Can an anatomy and physiology bridging program bridge the gap in first year university science preparedness? 2022 Learning & Teaching Symposium, Victoria University.
  • McInnes, M. (2020) Mastering the art of writing academic essay assessment using interactive tools in the challenge of the Covid-19 environment. Challenge accepted! Re-assessing assessment in 2020, CAULLT Conference.

Research grants

  • Internal funding grants from Victoria University in 2020, totalling $2000
  • ACSPRI Research Methods funding grant in 2021, totalling $1200

Professional Memberships

  • Australasian College of Paramedicine