Joe Francis BSc (Hons) MCPara

Lecturer in Paramedic Science and Paramedic Practitioner specialising in primary care and patient assessment

Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Paramedic science

Courses taught: Paramedic Science

Joe is a Lecturer in Paramedic Science at Anglia Ruskin University where he currently leads the Patient Assessment and Management 1 module.

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Alongside his role within academia, he practices clinically, both as a frontline Paramedic for the ambulance service and Paramedic Practitioner within an urgent care service. At present, he is conducting his Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Masters in Therapeutics which looks at clinical pharmacology and its application within primary care.

Research interests

  • Spinal immobilisation
  • Paediatric assessment and management
  • Pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Expedition and wilderness medicine


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  • MSc Therapeutics, Cardiff University (current)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University (current)
  • Advanced Practice Minor Injuries, St. Georges University (level 7 distinction)
  • Advanced Practice Minor Illness, St. Georges University (level 7 distinction)
  • Bsc (Hons) Paramedic Science, University of Hertfordshire (first class)
  • Advanced Life Support provider, Resuscitation Council UK
  • Advanced ECG Interpretation for the Pre-Hospital Provider, University of Hertfordshire (level 6 distinction)

Memberships, editorial boards

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Selected recent publications

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Francis, J. (2015). A critical appraisal of the pre-hospital management of cervical spine injury in children and young people. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 7(3), pp. 142-148

Francis, J. (2015). A critical analysis and appraisal of the management of croup in the UK out-of-hospital environment. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 7(6), pp. 292-298

Wragg, E., Amblum, J. and Francis, J. (2014). Managing paediatric patients with pyrexia. Emergency Nurse, 22(8), pp. 20-23.