Matthew Rees

Lecturer in Paramedic Science

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB318

Subject Areas: Health

Matt was appointed as Lecturer in Paramedic Science at UCLan in March 2019 after working as an Emergency Clinical Skills Tutor within the Paramedic practice team for 2 years. Before this he worked in the North West Ambulance Service in emergency care for 11 years, he is passionate about pre hospital care with a focus on cardiac conditions and care. He is a member of the NHS North West Simulation Education Network and is working with them to increase the simulation experience for the students.

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Matt started his career within the health service in 2002 gaining employment as a health care assistant within the Pennine Acute NHS Trust, he quickly participated in the internal training process to enhance his clinical practice gaining increased responsibilities. After 3 years he joined Greater Manchester Ambulance Service working on the Intermediate Care Ambulance, he quickly qualified as a technician and went on to become a paramedic after gaining his DipHe Paramedic Practice qualification at the University of Central Lancashire. This time at university started an interest in education and after qualification, Matt offered the Paramedic Practice team his services on an ad hoc basis which he did until the opportunity to work full time UCLan became available. During this time he gained a BSc in Enhanced Paramedic Practice at UCLAN and since joining the teaching team has gained his Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Matt is a member of the NHS North West Simulation Education Network and using his experience gained at the various training events aims to deliver evidence based learning events within the course that have clearly identified and suitable outcomes especially where these demonstrate an improvement in patient safety and patient experience.

  • Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, 2018
  • BSc Enhanced Paramedic Practice, University of Central Lancashire, 2016
  • DipHE Paramedic Practice, University of Central Lancashire, 2014
  • Health Care Professions Council
  • College of Paramedics
  • UCU
  • NHS North West Simulation Education Network

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Delivery of Clinical Skills Teaching with a focus on pre-registration paramedics. Advanced intervention for adult and paediatric patients. Assessment and management of medical trauma and mental health conditions. Pharmacology pharmodynamics and pharmokinetics. Ethics and professional engagement. Trauma pregnancy and birth.

He is also involved with marking assessed work and supporting students in and out of the university setting.