Paula is the Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) course leader. She started her career in 1998 with when she joined Hereford and Worcester Ambulance Service progressing to paramedic status in 2002. She has enjoyed many roles throughout the years, including community paramedic on the rapid response vehicle and named mentor for direct entry and technician to paramedic students, from a wide range of universities.
Working as a Paramedic she has gained clinical skills and knowledge within the care of a diverse range of patient, client and service user groups across all age ranges.
With the experience of being a mentor of pre-registration paramedic students, Paula is passionate about the delivery of quality of care, the patient experience and paramedic education. Paula also teaches qualified paramedics on the Mentorship For Paramedic Practice Module.
She was appointed to the role of Lecturer Practitioner within the School of Allied Health and Community in Oct 2016 and became part of the team responsible for the development and delivery of the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science programme. In 2018 Paula became Practice Lead, working with our practice partners to develop a range of placements provided to ensure that you, as a developing health care professional, can perform autonomous clinical practice aware of the wider health industry.
Paula is HCPC registered Paramedic, a member of the College of Paramedics, FHEPS lead for the University of Worcester and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).