Pete Finnegan


Clinical Innovations Fellow, National Trauma Research Institute

Emergency Medicine Advanced Trainee, The Alfred

Medical Officer, Medical Devices Branch, Therapeutic Goods Administration

About Pete Finnegan

Dr Pete Finnegan is the Clinical Innovations Fellow at The National Trauma Research Institute and works as an Emergency Medicine Advanced Trainee for the Trauma Services and Emergency departments at The Alfred.  

He obtained his medical degree at University College Dublin in Ireland in 2009 prior to moving to Australia to commence Emergency Medicine training at the Alfred in 2011. Dr Finnegan also holds a part time position as a Medical Officer for the Medical Devices Branch of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). In his role at the TGA, Dr Finnegan is involved in the pre and post market regulation of therapeutic goods.

With a passion in healthcare innovation, Dr Finnegan is actively involved at the NTRI with assisting in the research and development of medical technological innovations. His research areas of special interest include medical therapeutics in thoracic trauma and computer aided decision support systems for emergency and trauma resuscitation.

During 2016, Dr Finnegan will complete a special skills training post in Emergency Medicine Research with the NTRI and the Australian College of Emergency Medicine.

Dr Finnegan was the recipient of the Nova UCD Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2007 by University College Dublin in Ireland.

Key Publications

Video-tube thoracostomy in trauma resuscitation: A pilot study

Injury 50(1): 90-95.

Finnegan, P., et al. (2019).