Kieran Bellis

Kerian Bellis

Lecturer in Paramedic Practice

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Greenbank Building, GR217

Subject Areas: Health

Keiran is a lecturer in Paramedic Practice, appointed in March 2016 after having spent nearly 16 years in practice with the Ambulance Service. Keiran has been actively involved in Higher education for a number of years having previously been a Research Associate in Biomedical Ethics within the Lancashire Law School. His research interests include Medical Ethics and the Law relating to Paramedic Practice.

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Keiran holds bachelor’s degrees in both Law and Psychology in addition to a Diploma in Paramedic Practice, for which he attained an overall mark of distinction. He has specific research interests in the many facets of medical law and medical ethics linked to pre hospital medicine. He is also a peer reviewer for the Journal of Paramedic Practice.

Keiran has had the opportunity to present his own research worldwide and continues to be research active within the field of Pre Hospital Ethics and wider Paramedic Practice with a number of papers currently under review or nearing completion. Keiran is currently working towards a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in addition to returning to his Doctoral Studies in the future. He is also Trustee of the College of Paramedics and Vice Chair of the Governing Body of a local Primary School.


  • DipHE Paramedic Practice, University of Central Lancashire, 2014
  • LLB (Hons.) Law, University of Central Lancashire, 2007
  • BSc Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2000
  • Health and Professions Council (HCPC)
  • College of Paramedics (CoP)
  • European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMH)


Analysis of the benefits of end-tidal Carbon Dioxide (CO2) monitoring in non-cardiac arrest patients: A pre-hospital perspective. The College of Paramedics 2016 Annual Conference, York, March 2016

When Law and Hate collide: A scoping study, When Law and Hate Collide first symposium, Strasbourg, June 2011

Bioethics: A jack of all trades, Erasmus Bioethics Conference, Helsinki, December 2010

Can you afford to lose weight, International Conference on Ethical Issues in Medical Tourism, Vancouver, June 2010

In Defence of Autonomy, The Future of Bioethics Conference, Manchester, February 2010


Bellis K. (2016) Analysis of the benefits of end-tidal Carbon Dioxide (CO2) monitoring in non-cardiac arrest patients: A pre-hospital perspective, available at at DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4901.2885

External Activities

College of Paramedics - Alternative Member and Trustee for the Northwest Region

College of Paramedics – Online Module Developer

Teaching Activities

Module Leader

NU1025 – Safeguarding Vulnerable people in the out of Hospital Environment

NU1104 – Law, Ethics and Professionalism


When Law and Hate Collide Daphne iii Circa €585 000

Globalising European Bioethics Education (GLEUBE) Erasmus Mundus €261 904 (2011)

Advancing Higher Education Access for Disabled Students in Europe (AHEAD-EU) €242 988 (2011)