Brendan Shannon

BEmergHlth(Paramedic)(Hons)

Telephone: +61 3 9904 4537

Email: brendan.shannon@monash.edu

Brendan is a lecturer within the department and a registered Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria (AV) working predominantly in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne. He has experience in curriculum development, continuing professional development, clinical instruction, and supervision of honours students’ projects, on top of his clinical and academic workload.

Brendan returned as a student part time with Paramedicine in 2015 after years of focusing solely on his clinical role as a paramedic enrolling in the honours program. After successfully completing the course with H1 honours he enrolled as a PhD candidate. His thesis is investigating the impact of a Community Care program that aims to divert unnecessary ambulance and ED presentations in a large metropolitan region of Melbourne. Brendan has a keen research interest in alternative care pathways, non-transport, referral services, extended care paramedics and community care paramedicine.

Outside of teaching and clinical work Brendan enjoys participating in amateur sport, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and hiking in remote areas any chance he gets.

Publications:

Shannon B, Pang R, Jepson M, Williams C, Andrew N, Smith K & Bowles K-A. (2020). What is the prevalence on frequent attendance to emergency departments and what is the impact on emergency department utilisation? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Internal and Emergency Medicine

Yeung, T., Shannon, B., Olaussen, A., Perillo, S., Nehme, Z., Jennings, P. Outcomes of patients who are not transported following ambulance attendance: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Emergency Medicine Australasia, Feb 2019). Please see appendix 2.

Presentations:

Yeung, T., Shannon, B., Olaussen, A., Perillo, S., Nehme, Z., Jennings, P. Outcomes of patients who are not transported following ambulance attendance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Oral Presentation. Professionalisation of Paramedicine through Research Symposium Melbourne, Australia, 2018. (Oral presentation)

Shannon, B., Pang, R., Jepson, M., Andrew, N., Williams, C., Smith, K., Bowles, K. What is the prevalence of frequent attenders to emergency departments and what is their impact on ED utilisation rates? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Poster presentation. Monash University School of Primary and Allied Health Care, school research festival, Melbourne, Australia, 2019. (Poster presentation)

Grants:

2019 School of Primary & Allied Health Seeding Grant Scheme, Monash University- $5000

Supervision:

Honours supervision- Fascia Iliaca block in prehospital practice- Samantha Davis