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Paul Lewis

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Allied Health and Social Care

Paul has many years of experience as a Paramedic and senior education manager in the NHS with a focus on education and preceptorship in the Paramedic profession.

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Paul joined Essex ambulance service from the civil service in 2003 as an ambulance technician and studied Paramedic science at the University of Hertfordshire before becoming a Paramedic in 2006. He held various clinical roles before he became an instructor and taught on the final IHCD Paramedic course at Chelmsford in 2009.

Paul finished his full-time career in EEAST as Head of Education in early 2019 where he was part of several national groups who developed the newly qualified Paramedic pathway and supported the transition to an all-degree profession by 2021.

Paul joined ARU in 2019 as a Senior Lecturer Practitioner and took over course leadership of the DipHE Paramedic Studies and is the admissions tutor for the BSc programme.

Research interests

  • Newly qualified Paramedic transition to practice
  • Curriculum design and impact on practice
  • Team-based-learning in Paramedic education


  • DipHE Paramedic studies (course leader)
  • BSc Paramedic science
  • Previously a lead instructor on IHCD, PEPP and GEMs courses


  • MSc Medical and clinical education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PGCert Clinical Education, University of East Anglia
  • FdSc Paramedic science, University of Hertfordshire
  • Certificate in Education, University of Essex
  • QTLS

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the society for Education and Training
  • Member of the College of Paramedics

Selected recent publications

Chapter 21 editor: Caroline, N. L. & Pilbery, R. (2014) Nancy Caroline’s emergency care in the streets. Revised seventh edition / editor, Richard Pilbery, MCPara. Richard Pilbery (ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

College of Paramedics (2017) Practice Educator Guidance Handbook. 1st Edition. College of Paramedics