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Mr John Renshaw

Research project: An exploration of regional variability in ambulance service policy and clinical practice guidelines for the management of out of hospital cardiac arrest in England: a mixed method study.

Abstract

The aim of this research is to explore regional variability in ambulance service policy and clinical practice guidelines for the the management of out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in England. This research will explain how these documents vary between ambulance services, and explore the process involved to define, develop and then implement policy and guidelines for the management of OHCA in the pre-hospital setting. 

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: An exploration of regional variability in ambulance service policy and clinical practice guidelines for the management of out of hospital cardiac arrest in England: a mixed method study.
  • Research supervisor: Professor Tom Quinn
  • Other research supervisor: Dr Mary Halter

Biography

I am currently employed as a senior lecturer in paramedic science at Coventry University, and a part-time PhD student at Kingston University and St Georges, University of London. I first qualified as a paramedic in 2011 and subsequently worked for West Midlands Ambulance Service as a Paramedic and a Clinical Team Mentor paramedic. Then in 2016, I accepted a senior lecturer position at Coventry University and gained a Post Graduate Certificate in academic practice in higher education. 

Alongside my my full time employment and studies, I am an external examiner in paramedic science at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN),  an adult advanced life support (ALS) instructor for Resuscitation Council (UK), and an editorial board member for the Journal of Paramedic Practice.

I am a  health and care professions council (HCPC) registered paramedic and a fellow of the higher education academy. 

Areas of research interest

  • Paramedic practice
  • Out of hospital cardiac arrest
  • Resuscitation
  • cardiac care

Qualifications

  • FdSc (with distinction) in Paramedic Science, Coventry University, UK
  • BSc (Hons)(first class) Prehospital and Emergency Care, Coventry University, UK
  • PGCert in Academic Practice in Higher Education, Coventry University, UK

Funding or awards received

  • Council of Allied Health Professions Research: Public Health research award 2017
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