Keith Vallance

Keith Vallance

Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science

School of Health Sciences
0121 202 4544

Keith started working for Staffordshire Ambulance Service in 1999, as a Care Assistant within the non-emergency patient transport services at Goodhope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield.

He then trained and qualified as an Ambulance Technician in 2000 responding to emergency 999 calls working at Lichfield ambulance station in Staffordshire. Keith qualified as a Paramedic in 2008 from Coventry University gaining a Diploma in Paramedic Science.

In 2013 he progressed to working at West Midlands Ambulance Service Training Academy working and qualifying as an Education and Training Officer, teaching clinical courses for current staff and new Student Paramedics. This was his first introduction to the formal teaching environment allowing him to advance his teaching experience into future pathways within the Higher Education Sector.

He joined the teaching team at Staffordshire University in 2017 as a Lecturer, teaching FdSc and BSc in Paramedic Science until joining the Team at BCU as Senior Lecturer in January 2022. His current duties are Student Placement Lead and coordinator of several module within the BSc program at academic levels 4,5 and 6. Keith is currently undertaking my MA in Education.

“Keith has always treated people with respect and dignity, always ensuring patients and students are treated with compassion and care especially dealing with sensitive personal circumstances”.

Humbled by these experiences, he aligns them with the BCU Core Values.

Excellence – Committed to supporting students, his colleagues, management and school.

People-focused - everyone is important, students, their families, colleagues and management.
“We all are on a journey together and that should not be forgotten.”

Partnership working – support from both lecturing teams and students to attain good degrees and excellence in teaching and learning”.

Fairness and integrity – “as a paramedic Keith has a duty to be approachable, professional, credible, non-judgemental, but personally able to create an excellent learning environment”.

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