Kevin joined Keele University in December 2020 as Director of Programme for Paramedicine, having worked for Edge Hill University as a Senior Lecturer and Programme. As the Director of Programme for Paramedicine, Kevin has provided a leading role in the development of the new MSci in Paramedic Science and have 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. 


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.

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