Tom Davidson

  • Associate Professor in Paramedicine/ Director for the Centre of Excellence in Paramedic Practice
  • Institute and Professional Services Directors
  • Health and Wellbeing
 Tom Davidson


Tom is the director of the Centre of Excellence in Paramedic Practice. This involves leading the paramedic provision within the University of Cumbria. The Centre sits within the university's Institute of Health (IoH) and Tom is part of the IoH Senior Leadership Team. Tom works directly with ambulance services and other key partners to develop institutional and educational partnerships. Previously Tom has worked as a senior lecturer as a programme lead for undergraduate and post-graduate programmes. Tom still teaches across the programmes and provide Msc Dissertation supervision. Tom is currently completing his PhD in Education at Lancaster University and is focusing on Technology Enhance Learning. 

Qualifications and memberships

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice

PgC Academic Practice

PgC Evidence Based Practice

HEA Fellow

Msc Paramedic Education

APM Practitioner 

PhD Candidate 

Academic and research interests

Inclusive Practice

Cultural Challenges within the Health Sector

Paramedic Education

Technology Enhanced Learning


Social Learning Theory 


Feltham, ChristinaFoster, JulieDavidson, Tom and Ralph, Stewart (2016) Student midwives and paramedic students' experiences of shared learning in pre-hospital childbirth. Nurse Education Today, 41 . pp. 73-78.

Davidson, Tom (2019) Out of a trade, into a profession: auto-ethnographic research exploring how paramedics learn to become lecturers. In: College of Paramedics Research Conference 2019, 24 September 2019, Cardiff, UK. (Unpublished)
Davidson, Tom (2018) Out of a trade, into a profession: auto-ethnographic research exploring how paramedics learn to become lecturers. In: Borders and Boundaries Conference: Debating the Limits and Possibiities of Education, 3-4 July 2018, Lancaster University, UK. (Unpublished) 

-Cook, Antonia L., Capsey, Matt, Jones, Chris, Davidson, Tom, and Eaton, Georgette (2023) Discussing values in paramedic practice. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 15 (4). pp. 165-169.

-Charlton, Karl, Scott, Jason, Blair, Laura, Scott, Stephanie, McClelland, Graham, Davidson, Tom, Burrow, Emma and Mason, Alex (2022) Public attitudes towards bystander CPR and their association with social deprivation: findings from a cross sectional study in North England. Resuscitation Plus, 12 . p. 100330.

-Charlton, Karl, Blair, Laura, Scott, Steph, Davidson, Tom, Scott, Jason,  Burrow, Emma  McClelland, Graham and Mason, Alex (2022) I don’t want to put myself in harm’s way trying to help somebody: Public knowledge and attitudes towards bystander CPR in North East England – findings from a qualitative interview study.  SSM - Qualitative Research in Health. 4.p.100294

-Davidson, Tom and Howlett, Gemma (2022) Culturally inclusive considerations in paramedicine research. In: Olaussen, Alexander, Bowles, Kelly-Ann, Lord, Bill and Williams, Brett, (eds.) Introducing, designing and conducting research for paramedics. Elsevier, London, UK, pp. 86-91.

Recent external roles

North West Ambulance Service Workforce Action Group

North West Ambulance Service KTP steering group

Paramedic Education Network North- Chair

Pears Cumbria School of Medcine Board- Member

London Ambulnce Service HEI forum- Memeber

East of England Ambulance Serivce HEI Deans group