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.
Paramedic education and professionalism.
Pre Hospital Trauma and critical injury and illness.
PTSD and psychological illnesses.
Student wellbeing and clinical support.
All UG healthcare programmes
BSc Paramedic Science modules
UG dissertation Supervisor
PG/MSc modules, Complex Health, Health Assessment, Evidencing Your Practice
Courses I teach on
CPD and Short courses
Vyvyan, E., 2017. An Exploration of the Effects that Frequent Exposure to Life-threatening Events may have on a Critical Care Paramedic’s Psychological Wellbeing. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 32(S1), pp.S178-S178.
Gallagher, A., Vyvyan, E., Juniper, J., Snook, V., Horsfield, C., Collen, A. and Rutland, S., 2016. Professionalism in paramedic practice: the views of paramedics and paramedic students. British Paramedic Journal, 1(2), pp.1-8.
Gallagher, A., Snook, V., Horsfield, C., Rutland, S., Vyvyan, E., Juniper, J. and Collen, A., 2016. Experts’ perspectives on professionalism in paramedic practice: findings from a Delphi process. British Paramedic Journal, 1(2), pp.9-17.