Biography

Sharon Seddon is a Senior Lecturer and Paramedic CPD Programme lead. She has 25 years experience in the Ambulance Service as a paramedic, emergency care practitioner and senior paramedic. She continues to work part-time as an operational paramedic in the Lake District which serves to inform the contemporary paramedic programmes the University offers. Having joined the Ambulance Service via the traditional IHCD route she is dedicated to the advancement of the paramedic profession and enthusiastic about paramedic education.  Sharon became a member of the College of Paramedics Education Advisory committee in January 2018. Sharon was instrumental in the development of the military and NHS undergraduate programmes and continues to expand the distance-learning CPD programmes offered to national and international ambulance clinicians. Sharon has worked for the University for almost 15 years and has witnessed the paramedic profession develop alongside the expanding undergraduate and post graduate programmes the Paramedic Centre of Excellence offers.

Sharon was short listed for the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Employer Engagement 2012.

Awarded the Excellence in Teaching and Learning Support in 2016.

Qualifications and memberships

PGCE Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, BSc (Hons) Emergency Practitioner

Currently completing her MSc in Academic Practice.

College of Paramedics Education Advisory Committee Member

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the College of Paramedics

HCPC Registered Paramedic 

Academic and research interests

Flexible Distributed Learning (Distance Learning)

CPD for Paramedics and Pre-hospital Emergency Care providers

Advanced Clinical Practice & Clinical Decision Making for Paramedics,

Pre-registration Paramedic Education Defence Medical Service Education

Publications

Symposium Paper 2: Use of Stilwell for Paramedic and Advanced Nurse Practitioner Students in both Classroom and online settings, Stilwell: A Virtual Clinical Practice to Support Multidisciplinary Student Learning; NET 09 (Network in Health Education Today), Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge.

Contributor/reviewer to Caroline N (2007 & 2013) 'Emergency Care in the Streets' 6th & 7th Edition Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Recent external roles

External Examiner University of East Anglia

External Examiner of Northampton University