Emma Vyvyan

Emma Vyvyan

Paramedic Field Lead, Teaching Fellow in Integrated Care (Paramedic Practice)
MSc Advanced Paramedic Science (Critical Care), Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, IHCD Paramedic, MCPara
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My background in pre hospital care started in 1999. I qualified as a paramedic in 2005 and over the proceeding 5 years I held numerous clinical leadership and management posts. I became the first female Critical Care Paramedic in SECAmb.

I started my MSc in Advanced Paramedic Science (Critical Care) during 2010 as new pathways to specialist paramedic and advanced clinical practice roles were introduced. This role focuses on developing clinical excellence and improving patient outcome in the pre hospital and hospital setting.

I joined the University of Surrey on a paramedic tutor teaching secondment in 2012, prior to leaving the NHS and becoming a full time Paramedic Integrated Care Teaching Fellow in 2014.

I retain my professional skills representing the university at the Faculty of Paramedics in Higher Education in conjunction with the College of Paramedics. I am also an external examiner for other BSc Paramedic Science programmes and enjoy presenting at pre hospital conferences.

Research interests

Paramedic education and professionalism.

Pre Hospital Trauma and critical injury and illness.

PTSD and psychological illnesses.

Student wellbeing and clinical support.





Grosvenor W, Hebditch M, Daley S, Vyvyan E, Banerjee S (2017) Time for Dementia: an innovation in education,Journal of Paramedic Practice9(11)pp. 470-474 Mark Allen Healthcare
This paper describes an innovative undergraduate educational initiative called the Time for Dementia programme. It was developed to improve the knowledge, attitudes and skills in dementia among healthcare students. Time for Dementia involves pairs of healthcare students (medical, paramedic, adult and mental health nursing, and allied health professionals) visiting a person with dementia and their carer in their homes over a period of 2 years. The aim of the programme is to enable students to learn with people with dementia and their carers?recognising that people with dementia have unique expertise derived from their experiences. Their personal narratives offer students a unique insight into the subjective experiences of dementia.

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