Caroline Spencer BA(Hons), PhD
Caroline's current research interests in culturally diverse communities have evolved from previous academic successes (BA Hons) in anthropology at LaTrobe University, Australia in 1996, and subsequent doctoral studies in anthropology at Monash University in 2000.
Caroline has over fifteen years experience as a community-based educator, in addition to her teaching role at Monash University Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice (DCEHPP) since 2000, and more recently with the Health Sciences Program at the university's Peninsula campus. Caroline is currently undertaking funded research in collaboration with Ambulance Services Victoria to identify cultural issues that may impact on paramedic care in acute health events. Research results are intended to inform the community and paramedic training, and to improve health outcomes for patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Caroline is a member of the Inclusive Practices Workplace Equity Committee at Monash University and a member of the Bayside Health Cultural Diversities Committee. She has presented her work at both national and international conferences.JEPHC PUBLICATIONS Education
Paramedic education and training on cultural diversity: conventions underpinning practiceGuest Editorial
A prehospital perspective of 'Cultural Competency in Health: A guide for policy, partnership and participation'. National Health and Medical Research Council, Commonwealth of Australia. 2005Book Reviews
Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo'. Pat Bazeley. Sage Publications Limited; 2007Conference Reports
Diversity in Health 2005: it's everybody's business
Respecting Culture and Diversity: Innovations in Healthcare service delivery
"Managing mass casualty events is just the application of normal activity on a grander scale for the emergency health services. Or is it?,"
Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/jephc/vol9/iss1/4