Alex Westaway

Programme Leader for Dip HE Paramedic Science

School of Health Sciences
0121 331 7074

Alex is a Specialist Paramedic with over ten years’ experience of pre-hospital practice. He joined the NHS in 2004 after a career in the private sector, and spent his early career working as an IHCD emergency medical technician in Dorset. He remained in Dorset upon completing paramedic training and later undertook post-registration development with Plymouth University in mentorship at level 6. He then worked as a Paramedic Practice Placement Educator for Student Paramedics in the South West. His career then moved into leadership and management, taking up various officer and management positions within the local Ambulance Service whilst continuing to practice as a Paramedic.

Having completed a BSc (Hons) with first class honours in Emergent and Urgent Care Practice (which aligns to the Skills for Health ECP framework) and with a commitment to developing others Alex moved full time into academia in 2014 as a Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Education with Birmingham City University where he is completing his Master’s in Education. He regularly presents at conferences on topics such as Immersive Simulation and Professional Identity, supports other Paramedic Science programmes as an External Examiner and is a content reviewer for the British Paramedic Journal.

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