BiographyAnthony joined Yorkshire Ambulance Service in 2002, completing his paramedic qualification and working in frontline patient care throughout his career, as a paramedic, a clinical educator and as a clinical advisor in the communications centre. After enjoying a rewarding career in the ambulance service, Anthony has gradually moved into higher education and still maintains his professional registration as a Paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Whilst undertaking an MSc in Education he gained employment with Leeds Dental Hospital as a specialist educator, using ground breaking simulation techniques to teach management of medical emergencies to members of the dental team. In 2010 he gained a post at Leeds Medical School, teaching undergraduate medical students. During this time he has been involved in research into clinical skills teaching and assessment methodologies and has presented findings at specialist conferences in the UK, the Netherlands and Turkey.
In 2014 he joined the University of Bradford, Faculty of Health Studies as Faculty Lead for Clinical Skills, and during this time developed a specialist post-registration module for qualified ambulance paramedics. Anthony also developed the new undergraduate BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree and became the programme lead for this in 2016. Anthony is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the College of Paramedics. He acts as an external examiner for Edge Hill University and also works as a partner visitor with the Health and Care Professions Council, where he is actively involved in the regulatory oversight processes governing paramedic education in the UK.