Gemma is a principle lecturer for paramedice apprenticeships (Southern partnership programmes) within the paramedic centre of excellence. The centre sits within the university's Institute of Health (IoH) and Gemma is part of the senior leadership team. Gemma works directly with ambulance services in order to operationalise the apprenticeship programme nationally, and has a quality assurance remit for the apprenticeship programmes. Previously Gemma has worked at the University of Worcester, University of the West of England (UWE) and the University of Gloucestershire, in a variety of roles including programme lead and admissions lead for undergraduate paramedic programmes. Gemma teaches still teaches on the apprenticeship programmes and provides MSc Dissertation supervision. Gemma is currently completing her PhD in Social Justice and Education at Lancaster University, focusing on widening participation in paremedic education and the paramedic profession.
Qualifications and memberships
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences
FdSc in Pre Hospital, unscheduled and emergency care
PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
MSc Advancing Clinical Practice
Senior Fellow HEA
Academic and research interests
Diversity and Inclusion
Social Justice and Education
Howlett, G (2019) Student paramedics perceptions of reflection and their intended use. Journal of paramedic practice.
Howlett, G (2019) The only black face at the conference. Equality and Diversity Series. Insight magazine.
Howlett, G (2020) Change can make a really positive difference. Equality and Diversity Series. College of Paramedics, Insight magazine.
Howlett, G and Carter, I (2020) Corona Virus, A Health Inequalities Pandemic. Equality and Diversity Series. College of Paramedics, Insight magazine.
Howlett, G and Bridge, J (2020) Neurodiversity – unique attributes, powerful assets, opportunities needed! College of Paramedics, Insight Magazine
Poster presentation at College of Paramedics research conference. Student paramedics perceptions of reflection and their intended use in the future.
College of Paramedics and YAS conference - January 2020 - Main stage presentation "You are not biased but your face is"
National Conference – College of Paramedics – May 2020 – Cancelled due Covid. Main stage presentation “You are not biased but your face is”
University of Gloucestershire Festival of learning June 2020 – Online conference – “Women negotiating Academia: Empowerment and Challenges. An informal discussion hosted by the women Professors’ group and the UoG Women’s network.
Recent external roles
Vice Chair, College of Paramedics, Diversity steering group
HCPC, Partner Visitor, Education team
St George's University BSc Paramedic External Examiner
Cardiff University Masters in Advanced Practice External Examiner