Colin Atherton

Senior Lecturer

School of Health Sciences

Greenbank Building, GR 211

+44 (0) 1772 89 5544

Colin's clinical background is related to pre-hospital care working as a Paramedic in a busy urban setting. He has 15 years of experience working as a clinical tutor, five of which have been spent in HEI.

Full Profile

Colin qualified as an Institute of Health and Care Development (IHCD) Paramedic in 1992. From 1997 - 2007 he was engaged as a training manager working for North West Ambulance Service, formerly Mersey Regional Ambulance Service. Between 2007 and 2012 he worked as a senior lecturer in paramedic studies at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). He gained a first class honours degree in Paramedic studies which he completed in 2010. He is currently studying towards a masters degree in advanced clinical practice at LJMU.


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BSc (Hons) Paramedic studies.

Certificate in Education

NVQ level 4 in the co-ordination and management of learning.

Completed level 7 modules in pathophysiology, clinical diagnostics, advanced clinical assessment, advancing quality through leadership and a negotiated work based study on therapeutic hypothermia in the post cardiac arrest phase.


Module leader with a special interest in clinical assessment, care of the sick child, Advanced Life Support (ALS) and pathophysiology. Colin also teaches on Advanced Life Support (ALS) courses for the UK Resuscitation Council. This involves in the training and education of ALS to clinicians at all levels including critical care nurses and consultants.


College of Paramedics

Health and care professions council