Linda Ross

Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of Department

BTeach, GradDipPhysEd, DipHlth(Amb), BParaStud, MHlthProfEd

Telephone: +61 3 9904 4407

Facsimile: +61 3 9904 4168



Linda Ross is a Senior Lecturer and the Undergraduate Course Co-ordinator with Monash University's Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice.  She is also a PhD candidate investigating the psychosocial needs of older people in the out-of-hospital environments, and how to prepare paramedics to meet these needs.


  • community awareness and engagement
  • clinical practice

Research Interests

  • interpersonal communication
  • rapport
  • service learning
  • community engagement
  • aged care


2015R. BenettPrehospital FallsHons
2016D. OldisMidazolam dosage in paramedic practiceHons


Number of Grants =5

Total Funding Amount = $68,345

2012Can eye-tracking technology improve situational awareness and student feedback during simulation?Office for Learning and Teaching
2015Paramedic attendance to older patients in Australia: A retrospective cohort studyThe VACIS Collaboration
2015Communicating with aphasic patientsMonash Education Academy (Monash University)
2015Values Exchange for ethics educationSchool of Primary Health Care (Monash University)
2016First 2 Act ProjectSchool of Primary Health Care (Monash University)

Peer Reviewed Publications

Journal Articles


Ross L, Jennings P, Williams B. Experience, knowledge and attitudes: Are paramedic students prepared to care for older patients? Educational Gerontology. 2016;42(2): 241-252.

Ross L, Hannah, J, Van Huizen P. What motivates students to pursue a career in paramedicine? Australasian Journal of Paramedicine. 2016;13(1).

Williams B, Abel, C, Khasawneh, E. Ross, L, Levett-Jones T. Simulation experiences of paramedic students: a cross-cultural examination. Advances in Medical Education and Practice. 2016;7:181-186.

Ross L, Jennings P, Smith K & Williams B. Paramedic Attendance to Older Patients in Australia, and the Prevalence and Implications of Psychosocial Issues. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2016: (Published online)

Ross L, Kabidi S. Embedding volunteer activity into paramedic education. Journal of Allied Health. (Accepted for publication)


Boyle MJ, Williams B, Ross L. Assessing student paramedic visual and verbal checks for defibrillation safety: An observational study. SpringerPlus. 2015;4:773.

Ross L, Williams B, Boyle M. Defibrillation safety: an examination of paramedic perceptions using eye-tracking technology. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. 2015;1(2):62-6.

Ross L, Williams B,  Jennings P. The effectiveness of educational interventions designed to improve health care student behaviors and/or attitudes toward older people: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports. 2015;13(7):13-23.

Ross L, Bennett R, Perera C. Clinical Placements: Putting theory into practice for paramedic students. Journal of Contemporary Medical Education. 2015;3(1):2-5.    

O'Meara P, Munro G, Williams B, Cooper S, Bogossian F, Ross L,  Sparks L, Browning M, McCounan M. Developing situation awareness  amongst nursing and paramedicine students utilizing eye tracking  technology and video debriefing techniques: a proof of concept paper. International Emergency Nursing. 2015;23(2):94-99.

Ross L and Bertucci J. Pathway to Paramedicine Program Perspectives - Part 2 secondary school students. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine. 2015;12(1).

Ross L and Williams B. Improving Paramedic Attitudes towards the Elderly. The Clinical Teacher, 2015;12(1):37-44.


Ross L and Bertucci J. Pathway to Paramedicine Program Perspectives -  Part 1 Paramedic Students. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine. 2014;11(6).

Ross L and Bertucci J. Perspectives on the Pathway to Paramedicine Programme. Medical Education. 2014;48(11):1113-1114.

Ross L and Williams B. Paramedics Developing Rapport with the Elderly: A pilot Study. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(3):128-136.

Ross L, Boyle M, Williams B, Fielder C, Veenstra R. Perceptions  of student paramedic interpersonal communication competence: A  cross-sectional study. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine. 2014;11(4).

Ross L, Duigan T, Boyle M, Williams B. Student Paramedic Attitudes Towards the Elderly: A cross-sectional study. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine. 2014;11(3).

Ross L and Williams B. Paramedics Developing Rapport with the Elderly: A pilot Study. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(3):128-136.


Ross, L. Wallis, J. Huggins, C. Williams, B. Students' views of teachers using the Clinical Teaching Effectiveness Inventory. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2013;5(6):336-340.

Ross, L. Facilitating Rapport through Real Patient Encounters in Health Care professional Education. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine. 2013;10(4):5.


Ross, L. Interpersonal Skills Education for Undergraduate Nurses and Paramedics. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2012;4(11):655-661.

Invited Journal Editorials


Wallis J, Ross L, Boyle M. London swoops on Australian paramedics. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine. 2015;12(1).

Book Chapters