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Kathryn Eastwood is a Research Fellow within the Prehospital Emergency Care -Australia and New Zealand (PEC-ANZ) Centre for Research Excellence. Her previous research has investigated the use of secondary telephone triage to divert low-acuity cases away from emergency ambulance dispatch to alternative care pathways. 

Kathryn is an experienced Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) paramedic with Ambulance Victoria since 2000 and she continues to practice in this role. Her involvement with the PEC-ANZ will ensure the research conducted is relevant and applicable to the current prehospital environment.

External positions

Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic, Ambulance Victoria (AV)

13 Mar 2000 → …


  • emergency medical service
  • alternative pathways to emergency ambulance
  • triage

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Research Output 2008 2016

A novel approach for managing the growing demand for ambulance services by low-acuity patients

Eastwood, K., Morgans, A., Smith, K., Hodgkinson, A., Becker, G. A. & Stoelwinder, J. Aug 2016 In : Australian Health Review. 40, 4, p. 378-384 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

The impact of quantitative feedback on the performance of chest compression by basic life support trained clinical staff

Johnson, M., Peat, A., Boyd, L., Warren, T., Eastwood, K. & Smith, G. 1 Oct 2016 In : Nurse Education Today. 45, p. 163-166 4 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Mathematical ability of first year undergraduate paramedic students-A before and after study

Eastwood, K. J., Boyle, M. J., Kim, V., Stam, N. C. & Williams, B. A. 2015 In : Nurse Education Today. 35, 11, p. 1125 - 1129 5 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Paramedic Principles and Practice ANZ

Eastwood, K. J. 2015 1st ed. Australia: Elsevier.

Research output: OtherBook

Secondary triage in prehospital emergency ambulance services: a systematic review

Eastwood, K. J., Morgans, A. E., Smith, K. L. & Stoelwinder, J. U. 2015 In : Emergency Medicine Journal. 32, 6, p. 486 - 492 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle


Australian Postgraduate Award

Kathryn Jean Eastwood (Recipient), 4 May 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2013 2016

  • 4 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Griffith University

Eastwood, K. J. (Visiting researcher)
7 Dec 2016

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

Paramedics Australasia International Conference 2016

Eastwood, K. J. (Speaker)

Activity: Contribution to conference

Frontiers in Public Health (Journal)

Eastwood, K. J. (Editorial board member)

Activity: Editorial responsibility

Council of Ambulance Authorities

Eastwood, K. J. (Speaker)
13 Oct 201515 Oct 2015

Activity: Contribution to conference

Paramedics Australasia International Conference 2015

Eastwood, K. J. (Speaker)

Activity: Contribution to conference