Ex Military, having served almost 24 years as a Combat Medical Technician I was the first Military Cohort to graduate from the University of Cumbria in 2014.

A instructor of many Resuscitation Council and Advanced Life Support Group courses, and co-writer of the Military Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Course (MPHECC) which is now a must have for medics deploying overseas and wishing to attend the MERT course.

I work as an Enhanced Care Paramedic with the North East Ambulance Service in my spare time and enjoy camping and walks in the countryside.

Qualifications and memberships

Masters in Trauma Sciences, Queens Mary’s University London (Sept 20 - Ongoing)

Level 5 City & Guilds qualification in Security and Risk Management Consultancy (Sept 20)

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) Pearson Institute (Jan 20 – On hold for MSc)

CAVA & IQA qualifications (Jan – July 20)

Pg Cert in Remote & Offshore Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Mar 18 - Sept 19)

Diploma in Immediate Medical Care (RCSEd, Jan 2018)

BSc (Hons) Top-up, Practice Development, University of Cumbria (Sept 15-Jan 18)

Level 3 Award in Teaching and Education (Ofqual certified) (Aug 16)

FdSc Paramedic Practice, University of Cumbria (Mar 13 - Oct 14)

Registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC),

Member of:

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd),

College of Paramedics (CoP),

Resuscitation Council UK (RC-UK)


Academic and research interests

Pre-Hospital Care

Critical Care



Majoy Incident management


Whiting, D., Flynn, D., Ball, D. (2021) Antibiacterials in Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Paramedics. London: Wiley Blackwell (Awaiting publication)

Recent external roles

Resuscitation Practitioner for A&A training

Clinical Education and Development Officer for NEAS