I am an experienced university Paramedic Senior Lecturer, leading, managing and teaching student groups based in Lancaster and Ambleside. I joined the university, initially on a HR30 contract in 2015 to support the delivery of the military programmes. Subsequently in 2016 I was employed fulltime to lead the universities CMT Uplift (distance learning) programme of 750 Army students. On completion of the contract gained a position to lecture on the Diploma in Paramedic Practice programme which in turn led to my current position of Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Practice and Year 1 lead.
I served as an NHS Paramedic, gaining 29 years operational experience with a demonstrated portfolio of professional experiences, managerial skills, knowledge; clinical and educational training. My history of working in the Pre-hospital environment includes; clinical and management lead of live major polytrauma incidents, leadership of Paramedic staff, (Morecambe Bay Cockle bay Disaster, Building collapses, Mutli-Road Vehicle Collisions, Chemical incidents, Adult and Paediatric trauma and acute medical incidents) and integration of solo Paramedic responders in Rapid Response Vehicles.
Skilled in Emergency Pre-Hospital Paramedic Medicine, Healthcare, Teaching, Project management and communication. I am currently studying a MSc in Coaching and Mentoring together with an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Diploma Level 7 in Executive Coaching at the University of Cumbria.
Qualifications and memberships
Ongoing – MSc Coaching and Mentoring
Ongoing – Level 7 Diploma Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Senior and Executive Coaching and Mentoring
Ongoing PGCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2019 - PGLT7001 - Introduction to Teaching, Learning and Assessment
2018 - MSc Module HLLG7072 Coaching and Mentoring
2017 - BSc (Hons) Practice Development: Developing Paramedic Practice2015 - DipHE Paramedic Practice
2012 - Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level 3 EDEXCEL BTEC
1995 - State Registered Paramedic, Health Professional Council PA02898
1992 - Ambulance Aid, Bury Health Authority Regional Ambulance Service Training
1992 - Ambulance Driving, Bury Health Authority Regional Ambulance Service Training
Current Professional Affiliations & Memberships
Registered Paramedic with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) PA02898
MCPara Full member of the College of Paramedics No CP011153
Student membership of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)
Academic and research interests
Military Pre-Hospital Paramedic Education, Clinical Paramedic Practice, Executive Coaching and Mentoring, Mental health Education for Paramedics and Patients Clinical Decision Making for Paramedics, Advanced roles in Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, Distance Flexible learning, CPD for Paramedics and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care providers.