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About Peter O'Meara

Dr Peter O’Meara is the Professor of Rural and Regional Paramedicine at La Trobe University in Bendigo where a new course that focuses on the education and training of paramedics for rural and regional practice is being established. He was previously Professor of Paramedic Practice and Leadership at Charles Sturt University and one of the early staff members at Monash Rural Health. Prior to entering academia he worked in a wide range of operational and management positions for rural ambulance services in Victoria.
Dr O’Meara is a member of numerous national and international colleges and associations, including the Paramedics Australasia, Australian College of Ambulance Professionals (New South Wales), Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand, World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Paramedic Chiefs of Canada, Paramedics International, Internatinal Rural & Remote Prehospital Collaborative and the International Roundtable on Community Paramedicine. Peter has undertaken extensive research related to rural health and ambulance services . His current research is focusing on the development of conceptual and evaluation frameworks for the emerging role of community paramedics in rural Australia and North America.


Present Faculty Member, La Trobe University