Sally Thompson joined the University of Cumbria in 2019 as a part time Lecturer on the Paramedic CPD programme. Prior to joining UoC, she worked as a Senior Lecturer at Edge Hill University for eight and a half years where she was a programme lead, module lead and cohort lead as well as a mentor to her colleagues and pastoral tutor to her students. She qualified as an IHCD paramedic with North West Ambulance Service in 2007 having joied as an Ambulance Technician in 2003.

Sally has extensive experience in programme design at Cert HE, Diploma and BSc level and a keen eye for detail. She is dedicated to the development and support of her students and has been nominated several times for a Student Led Staff award in her previous role.

Qualifications and memberships

Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

M.Med Sci.

B.Sc Hons

Diploma Paramedic Studies

HCPC Registered Paramedic

Member of the College of Paramedics

Academic and research interests

CPD for Paramedics and Pre-hospital Emergency Care providers


Thompson S. (2018) Measuring Blood Pressure and Monitoring Patterns. Journal of Paramedic Practice Vol 10 No. 8 pp 351-353

Thompson, S., Armstrong, K., and Kirk, A. (2017) Providing Support to Students Following a Mass Casualty Incident. Journal of Paramedic Practice Vol 9 No. 10 pp. 420 - 423

Thompson, S. (2015) The Perceived concerns of the newly qualified paramedic commencing their careers: a pilot study. Journal of Paramedic Practice Vol 7 No. 2 pp. 74-78

Producer of two sets of clinical questions CPD units for Class Publishing JRCALC 2019 (2019-2020)

Reviewer for Class Publishing JRCALC 2019 clinical guidelines. (2018)

Reviewer for Class Publishing Standby CPD contributions (2018-current)

Reviewer for Journal of Paramedic Practice potential articles (2017-2019)


Recent external roles

External Examiner Keele University 2021 - current

External Examiner Anglia Ruskin University 2017 - 2019