Having joined the ambulance service 11 years ago, I completed my undergraduate study qualifying as a Paramedic in 2012. I took part in the NIHR Clinical Academic Training Programme 2013-14, building a knowledge of research strategies and activities. Since then I have moved into various clinical leadership roles, and worked as the Placement Facilitator for SECAmb, working closely alongside the University of Surrey. In 2015, I started my MSc pathway in Advanced Clinical Practice as part of the Specialist Paramedic training programme, and worked as a Paramedic Practitioner. This role focuses on developing clinical excellence and improving patient outcome in the pre-hospital and community setting.
Areas of specialism
University roles and responsibilities
- Athena SWAN Action Group Member
- Electives Tutor
- Field Lead (Paramedic Science)
I'm interested in pre-hospital treatment pathways, as well as decision making in clinical practice.
This study aims to evaluate an established teaching tool for developing the Clinical Reasoning
skills of student Paramedics, ascertaining the feasibility of this as an ongoing method for enhancing
the teaching of clinical reasoning potentially alleviating the identified issues of transferring.
Utilising a qualitative approach to seek opinion and experience of the students undertaking the
learning activity to ascertain level of enjoyment, student relatability and awareness of the skills it
wished to develop. Data collected via an online survey tool was then analysed to draw theme and particular comment.
Student enjoyment and engagement was evident, the exercise permitted independence of thought
and working; promoting students to self-appraise the effectiveness of the working strategy.
The results of this case study indicate the exercise could be effective in its premise of developing
students? clinical reasoning skills. It compliments established teaching strategies, such as core
lectures, seminars and supervised practice.