Jay Watson serves as the Programme Lead and Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Apprenticeships, bringing a strong foundation in both the practical and academic aspects of paramedic science. Jay's educational background includes a BSc (Hons), PGCE (HE), FHEA, and FdSc, equipping him with a broad base of knowledge to support his teaching and leadership roles. 

Before joining the academic world, Jay was deeply involved in frontline paramedic services with the North West Ambulance Service, starting as a Paramedic in 2013 and later advancing to a Senior Paramedic Team Leader. This experience has provided him with a rich perspective that he draws upon in his current role, enhancing the learning experience for his students. 

Recognised by his peers, Jay was nominated for a Golden Apple Award for his dedication to teaching excellence. His academic pursuits are currently focused on palliative and end-of-life care, an area he is exploring further through postgraduate study (MRes). 

As the primary module lead for the Level 5 research methods module, Jay is passionate about guiding students through the complexities of research in paramedic science, aiming to inspire the next generation of paramedics to engage with critical issues in their field. 

Jay's approach to education and research is driven by a commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of learners, patients and the wider community.  

Qualifications and memberships

FdSc, Paramedic Science, Staffordshire University

BSc (Hons), Paramedic Practice, University of Cumbria

PGC, Learning and Teaching for Higher Education, University of Cumbria

MRes, University of Cumbria


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy