Biography

Kevin joined Keele University in December 2020 as Director of Programme for Paramedicine, having worked for Edge Hill University as Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead. As the Director of Programme for Paramedicine, Kevin has provided the lead role in the development of the new MSci in Paramedic Science and has overall responsibility for the programme of study and undertaking teaching, learning and assessment as part of the programme and the wider school. Kevin contributes to the management and leadership of the School of Medicine, in particular leadership of the Paramedic Science team. He also contributes to leadership and citizenship activity in the wider University and amongst the University’s Partners and external facing relationships.

Research and scholarship

Kirk, A., Armstrong, K., Nurkka,N. and Jinks, A. (2018), "The impact of blame culture on paramedic practice: A qualitative study exploring English and Finnish paramedic perceptions", International Journal of Emergency Services, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 214-227. 

Teaching

Kevin has been teaching paramedicine in higher education for more than 10 years and has taught a wide range of subject’s areas in that time and continues to further develop new teaching and learning activities for both undergraduate and post-graduate students from the broader range of health professions.

Further information

Kevin maintains clinical currency by continuing to practise as an ambulance paramedic on a part-time basis.

Conference Contributions

IRCP Conference 2017 – Las Vegas, Nevada. 'The impact of blame culture on paramedic practice: a qualitative study exploring English and Finnish paramedic perceptions.

All-Russian scientific-practical conference “Ambulance – 2016” Saint Petersburg, Russia. Does the fear of complaint and/or litigation influence the delivery of care by paramedics in the clinical practice setting? An international comparative study. Current findings; Overview of Paramedic Profession in the UK

Edge Hill University SOLSTICE & CLT conference 2014.
“Adopting the principles of gamification to enhance the teaching and learning of ECG Recognition and Case Management of various patient medical complaints via an interactive online experience.”

Kevin maintains clinical currency by continuing to practise as an ambulance paramedic on a part-time basis.

Armstrong, K. (2018). Peripheral IV cannulation. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 10(10), pp.441-443. https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/jpar.2018.10.10.441

Thompson, Sally., Armstrong, Kevin and Kirk, Andrew (2017) Providing support to students following a mass casualty incident.Journal of Paramedic Practice, 9 (10). pp. 420-423. ISSN 2041-9457 DOI http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/9939/

Armstrong, K. (2019) Higher Paramedicine Education: The UK Experience: Canadian Paramedicine, Vol 42 (5) ; Pendragon Publishing

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