Dr Stephen Hughes

Senior Lecturer

Medical Technology Research Centre

Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Medicine
Areas of Expertise:
Health and social care

Stephen is the course lead for the Systems in Practice element of our MBChB Medicine degree and has been developing the curriculum for the first three years.

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Stephen qualified from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School then trained in surgery and emergency medicine before joining the Army as a consultant, deployed on various operations.

On leaving the Army, Stephen completed an MSc in Clinical Leadership with the NHS Leadership Academy. Since joining ARU in September 2015, he has taught a range of subjects on a number of courses, including leadership on our MSc Healthcare Management and MBA in Hospital Management; Clinical Skills for Surgical Care Practitioners; Anatomy and Physiology for paramedics; and a number of topics for physician associates.

As well as teaching at ARU, Stephen is a consultant in emergency medicine at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford. He has introduced physician associates into the hospital, helped with the training of emergency nurse practitioners and their development, and is active in teaching physician associate and medical students.

Research interests
  • Respiratory rate monitoring devices
  • Non-medical providers of emergency care
Areas of research supervision
  • BSc Physiology and Clinical Pharmacology, University of London
  • MSc Clinical Leadership, University of Birmingham and the NHS Leadership Academy
  • MBBS, University of London
  • PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Fellow, Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Media experience

Stephen has given local TV and radio interviews on topics related to emergency medicine, including trampoline safety, and care of elderly neighbours during icy weather. He's also had his own accident prevention show, Don’t be a Casualty, on 107 Garrison Radio.

Nine medical terms we should get rid of - according to a doctor by Stephen Hughes in The Conversation