Linda Ross

Head of Postgraduate Programs & Deputy Head of Department

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

Telephone: +61 3 9904 4407

Email: Linda.Ross@monash.edu

Research Profile

Linda Ross is a Senior Lecturer and Heads the Department’s Postgraduate Programs.  Linda practiced as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria for 15 years before joining the Department of Paramedicine. Since then she has completed a research Masters and PhD, and has developed a strong research profile with over 30 peer reviewed publications attracting 260 citations. She has also forged a position for herself as a leader in education within the department and paramedic profession more broadly, and is co-editor of the most widely used Paramedicine text book in Australia, Paramedic Principles & Practice 2nd Ed.

Teaching

Paediatrics & Obstetrics; Geriatrics; Interpersonal Skills; Research

Research Interests

Older Adults; Paediatrics; Interpersonal Skills; Rapport; Clinical Reasoning

Supervision

Year

Name

Title

Type

2020

Tim Makrides

Paramedic management & leadership models

PhD

2020

Jordan Funder

Diagnosis of STEMI in out-of-hospital

Hons

2016

D. Oldis

Midazolam dosage in paramedic practice

Hons

Awards & Grants

Year

Title

Funder

2012

Can eye-tracking technology improve situational awareness and student feedback during simulation?

Office for Learning and Teaching

2015

Paramedic attendance to older patients in Australia: A retrospective cohort study

The VACIS Collaboration

2015

Communicating with aphasic patients

Monash Education Academy (Monash University)

2015

Values Exchange for ethics education

School of Primary Health Care (Monash University)

2015

Mary Lawson Prize for best presentation - Utilising eye tracking technology to evaluate perception vs actual defibrillation safety

6th International Clinical Skills Conference

2016

First 2 Act Project

School of Primary Health Care (Monash University)

2016

Using of ‘Twitter’ to familiarize students with social media for professional knowledge

School of Primary Health Care (Monash University)

2016

Using ‘Values Exchange’ to explore ethical dilemmas

School of Primary Health Care (Monash University)

2016

Using the First 2 Act program to facilitate clinical reasoning

School of Primary Health Care (Monash University)

Peer Reviewed Publications

Journal Articles

2020

Makrides T, Ross L, Gosling C, O’Meara P. (2020). The structure and characteristics of Anglo-American paramedic systems in developed countries: A scoping review protocol. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, (17).20

Funder J, Ryan S, Ross L. (2020). How Effective are Paramedics at Interpreting ECGs in Order to Recognize STEMI? A Systematic Review. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, (17).

2018

Ross L, Jennings P & Williams B. (2018). Improving health care student attitudes toward older adults through educational interventions: A systematic review. Gerontology & Geriatrics Educational, (online).

Ross L, Moffatt N. (2018). Preparing for the real thing with practice interviews: a graduate paramedic perspective. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 15(2).

Ross L, Jennings P, Gosling C & Williams B. (2018). Experiential education enhancing paramedic perspective and interpersonal communication with older patients: a controlled study. BMC Medical Education, 239(18).

2017

Ross L, Jennings P, Smith K & Williams B.  (2017) Paramedic Attendance to Older Patients in Australia, and the Prevalence and Implications of Psychosocial Issues. Prehospital Emergency Care, 21(1), 32-38.

Williams B, Beovich B, Ross L, Wright C & Ilic D. (2017). Self-efficacy perceptions of interprofessional education and practice in undergraduate healthcare students. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31(3), 335-341.

Ross L, Kabidi S. (2017) Embedding volunteer activity into paramedic education. Journal of Allied Health, 46(3), 192-196.

2016

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)

2015

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.

Invited Journal Editorials

2015

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

Books/Book Chapters

Williams, B. Ross, L. (Eds) Paramedic Principles & Practice: A Clinical Reasoning Approach 2nd Ed. 2020, Elsevier Australia.

Ross, L. The Structured Clinical Approach. In: Paramedic Principles & Practice: A Clinical Reasoning Approach 2nd Ed. 2020, Elsevier Australia.

Ross, L. The Patient-Centred Interview. In: Paramedic Principles & Practice: A Clinical Reasoning Approach 2nd Ed. 2020, Elsevier Australia.