Adam Clifford

  • Senior Lecturer in Non-Medical Prescribing and Lecturer in Paramedic Practice.
  • Institute of Health
  • Health and Wellbeing
 Adam Clifford


Adam is a practising advanced paramedic, working part-time in general practice and part-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.

His remote working hours are Monday and Tuesday 8am-6pm. Adam also works a half-day on Thursdays.

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 (with merit) in 2022, Adam has continued study and will finish his second masters degree in Advanced Clinical Practice with Plymouth University in mid-2023. 

Adam's post-nominals are: MSc PiPC, 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 (current study)

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

Recent external roles

Advanced Paramedic - Primary Care

Specialist Paramedic - Urgent and Primary Care, out of hours services.

Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Devon Doctors

Paramedic - South Western Ambulance Service

Visiting Specialist/Guest Lecturer - Plymouth University