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Joshua Ferdinand

Lecturer Practitioner
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Allied Health and Social Care
Areas of Expertise:
Paramedic science

Joshua is an AHPRA ( Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered Paramedic who lectures for ARU on the BSc Paramedic Science Programme. He works clinically in private practice and primary care.

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Joshua’s career in education began in 2013 having graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with a PGCE in Primary Education. He started his EMS journey in 2014 joining the East of England Ambulance Service as a Student Paramedic, gaining experience working as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) while studying.

After graduating Josh practiced in the NHS before establishing a route to practice abroad. He joined St John Ambulance Australia and worked in Sydney, New South Wales as a community paramedic for several years. Joshua has been a youth and cadet leader at home and overseas.

Joshua founded an educational network (EdChat) while studying at ARU, bringing a decade of education experience into an international publisher of educational resources and multimedia. Since joining the FHEMS team he launched the BAME Paramedic Forum. He is currently developing innovative teaching and learning technologies for paramedicine and reading for an Executive MBA in Strategic Leadership.

Research interests
  • Community paramedicine
  • Preventative care and lifestyle medicine
  • Hyperbaric and maritime medicine
  • Sports paramedicine
  • Aesthetic medicine
BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science
  • Registered Paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Registered Paramedic with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), University of Cambridge
  • DipHE Paramedic Studies, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PGCE Primary Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • BA (Hons) Drama, University of Greenwich
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Member of the College of Paramedics
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Member of the Australasian College of Paramedics
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Selected recent publications

Ferdinand, J. (2023) ‘Essential exercise for 2023 and beyond, suitable for everyone,’ The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Post. 31st edn, 16 January, p. 21.

Ferdinand, J. (2022) ‘Healthy eating an early new years resolution,’ The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Post. 30th edn, 16 December, pp. 10.

Ferdinand, J. (2022) ‘The Community Paramedic: Continuing to Reshape Healthcare,’ Response, 1 November, pp. 22–23.