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Dr Tim Kilner

Senior Lecturer – Applied Professional Studies

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 54 2041

Tim first registered as a nurse, working in and teaching emergency nursing. He has a specific teaching and research interest in prehospital urgent and acute care which led on to him registering as a paramedic. Tim has worked both as an operational paramedic and a senior manager in an NHS ambulance trust. Tim is one of the institutes Academic Integrity Tutors and has a number of year’s experience acting as an expert witness in legal proceedings involving ambulance trusts and ambulance staff. He has written a number of reports for the courts and has given oral evidence in both the County Courts and the High Court in England and Wales.


  • PG Cert Non-Medical Prescribing
  • PhD Health Sciences. Educating the Ambulance Clinician
  • Registered Paramedic
  • Dip Immediate Medical Care
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Registered Nurse (Adult)
Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Urgent and acute prehospital and primary care across professional disciplines
  • The expert and professional witness in health and social care
  • Healthcare law
  • Applied research methods

Research Interests

  • Urgent and acute prehospital care
  • Major incident triage




Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Founder Member of the Faculty of Prehospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh




Eaton G, Renshaw J, Gregory P, Kilner T (2016) Can the British Heart Foundation PocketCPR application improve the performance of chest compressions during bystander resuscitation: A randomized crossover trial. Health Informatics Journal. doi 10.1177/1460458216652645

Gregory P, Kilner T, Arnold Jones S (2015) Airway management in UK ambulance services: results of the National Ambulance Service Airway Management Audit. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 7(6), 285-290

Kilner TM, Brace SJ, Cooke MW, Stallard N, Bleetman A, Perkins GD (2011) In ‘big bang’ major incidents do triage tools accurately predict clinical priority?: A systematic review of the literature. Injury. 42, 460-468

Kilner TM (2016) Medico-legal issues arising in the paramedic service. AvMA Midlands Lawyers' Support Group

Kilner TM (2016) Consent and confidentiality – some case law. Emergency Medicine Continuing Evidence Forum, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Kilner TM (2016) When discharging a patient on scene can lead to a claim of clinical negligence. National Ambulance Patient Safety and Clinical Care Conference      


External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Registrant Partner, Health & Care Professions Council, Fitness to Practice