Richard Nicholson

Clinical Skills Tutor – Paramedic Science

Lead Clinical Skills Tutor for Patient Assessment & Management II

Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Paramedic science

Courses taught: Paramedic Science

Richard was a Senior Paramedic (Practice Educator/Mentor) and Hazardous Area Response Team Operative in the East of England Ambulance Service. He joined the team at Anglia Ruskin University in October 2015.

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Having graduated from The University of Hull with a BA (Hons) in Politics Richard joined the NHS Ambulance Service in 2009. After qualifying as an Emergency Medical Technician Richard gained experience crewing Double Staffed Ambulances and Rapid Response Vehicles attending all nature of 999 calls. Through qualification as a Paramedic Richard achieved a Certificate of Higher Education in Emergency Medical Care through the University of East Anglia.

During his career in the NHS Ambulance Service Richard had a keen interest in Resilience & Specialist Operations. Richard expanded his experience in this field by training and becoming part of the Specialist Operations Response Team (SORT) and then moving onto the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) where he worked for the last two and a half years of his NHS career.

During his time on HART Richard has gained qualifications, experience and expertise in CBRNe, HazMat, Major Incidents, Mass Casualty Incidents, Water Rescue, Confined Space Rescue and Rescue at Height.

Research interests

  • Paramedic Mentorship
  • Paramedic Development


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  • Currently Studying MA in Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching (Higher Education), Anglia Ruskin University
  • Level 6 qualification in Mentoring, University Campus Suffolk
  • Registered Paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Emergency Medical Care, University of East Anglia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Politics, The University of Hull

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member of the College of Paramedics
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Institute of Conflict Management