Ms Kathryn Eastwood


Dip Amb Para Studies, BNurs, BSc, B Paramedic Studies, GradDipEmerHlth (MICA), MEmergHlth (MICA), GradCertHigherEd, PhD Candidate

Telephone: +61 3 9904 4194

Facsimile: +61 3 9904 4168



Kathryn Eastwood is a Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) Paramedic, Registered Nurse (division 1) and University Academic.  She has worked for Ambulance Victoria since 2000 and has worked for Monash University since 2003.  Kathryn has also been a member of the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee since 2010. Her experience in academia ranges from teaching, curriculum design, course coordination and research.  She has been involved in the education and cirriculum design for military personnel, Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria personnel, medical students, nursing students, and paramedic students.


Research Interests


2014 Accuracy of health students in assessing academic performanceMasters by research


Number of grants = 3

Total grants $ 392,200.00

2010Multidisciplinary Responses to Mental Health Crises in the Pre- hospital environmentDepartment of Health and Aging
2011Simulation to replace two weeks of emergency ambulance clinical placementHealth Workforce Australia
2013Travel Scheme GrantSchool of Primary Health Care

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Williams, B. Fellows, H. Eastwood, K. Wallis, J. McKenna, L. Peer teaching experiences of final year paramedic students: 2011-2012. Journal of Peer Learning. 2013 (under review).

Eastwood K, Morgans, A, Smith K, Stoelwinder J. Secondary triage in prehospital emergency ambulance services: A systematic review. Emergency Medical Journal. 2013 (under review).

Eastwood K, Boyle MJ, Williams B. Mathematical and drug calculation abilities of paramedic students. Emerg Med J. 2013;30(3):241-2.

Eastwood K, Boyle MJ, Williams B. Undergraduate paramedic students cannot do drug calculations. World Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2012;3(3):221-226.

Sheen, J., Boyd, L., Eastwood, K., Archer, F. & Leaf, S. Student perceptions of adverse health events during ambulance clinical placements. Education. 2012; 1(1), 1-5.

Eastwood K, Boyle M, Williams B, Fairhall R. Numeracy skills of nursing students. Nurse Education Today, 2011; 31(8):815-818.

Boyd, L. Sheen, J. Johnson, M. Eastwood, K. (2010) The Health Professional and Health Sciences Educational Research Symposium. 2010. Abstract 06 `Multidisciplinary responses to mental health crises': An education program for interprofessional education. Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care (JEPHC), Vol.8, Issue 3, 2010 - Article 990434 12

Eastwood K, Boyle M, Williams B.  Paramedics' ability to perform drug calculations. WestJEM. 2009;10(4):240-243.

Eastwood K, Boyle M, Williams B. BET 1.  Can paramedics' accurately perform drug calculations?  Emerg Med J. 2009;26(2):117-8.

Smith G, Eastwood K. Reflections in the research pool -a paramedic experience in clinical research and the Master of Emergency Health degree. Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care. 2009;7(1).

Books/Book Chapters

Johnson M, Boyd L, Grantham H, Eastwood K. Paramedic Principles and Practice Australia and New Zealand. Elsevier. (Publication due 2014)

Eastwood K, Johnson M. Perfusion. Paramedic Principles and Practice Australia and New Zealand. Elsevier. (Publication due 2014)