Adam is a practising advanced paramedic, working part-time in general practice (0.3 FTE) and full-time as a lecturer for the University of Cumbria. Adam holds various bank contracts with NHS and private healthcare providers for emergency 999 work, out-of-hours, urgent care, emergency departments and events.  

Adam completed his PGCert in Clinical Education (with merit) from Plymouth University in 2020 and joined the University of Cumbria shortly after; Adam started with the University of Cumbria as a lecturer of paramedic practice. In January 2023, Adam joined the non-medical prescribing team as a senior lecturer (0.5 FTE).  

The university started the First Contact Practitioner (paramedic) PGCert programme in April 2023. Having been programme lead on a temporary basis, Adam was successfully appointed to Senior Lecturer Primary and Urgent Care - FCP lead on a permanent basis (0.5 FTE) in August 2023.  

Having achieved independent and supplementary prescriber status while studying towards a full masters. Adam is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. After completing his first Master of Science degree in 2022, Adam has continued study and has finished his second masters degree in Advanced Clinical Practice with Plymouth University in 2023.  

Adam's post-nominals are: MSc PiPC, MSc ACP, BSc (Hons), PGCert ClinEd, FHEA, MCPara. 



Qualifications and memberships

  • BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practitioner
  • PGCert Clinical Education 
  • MSc Paramedic in Primary Care
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner
  • Independent and supplementary non-medical prescriber
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • HCPC Registered Paramedic
  • Member of the College of Paramedics
  • Motorsport UK Registered Paramedic Officials Licence
  • Trained in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Treatments (anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers)
  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Certified
  • Advanced Medical Life Support Certified
  • Joint Injections and Minor Surgery Qualified 

Academic and research interests

  • Human Factors 
  • Distance blended learning 
  • Advanced Practice for Paramedics, particularly primary and urgent care
  • Alternative career routes for paramedics
  • Event/sport medicine


Recent external roles

  • Advanced Paramedic - Primary Care
  • Specialist Paramedic - Urgent and Primary Care, out of hours services
  • Team Paramedic - Plymouth Argyle Football Club (sub-contractor) 
  • Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Devon Doctors
  • Paramedic - South Western Ambulance Service
  • Visiting Specialist/Guest Lecturer - Plymouth University