Dr Stephen Hughes

Senior Lecturer/Course Leader

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

Department:School of Medicine

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Health and social care

Courses taught: Paramedic Science, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Management, Physician Associate, Surgical Care Practice

Stephen is the course lead for the Systems in Practice element of the MBChB course and has been developing the curriculum for the first three years.

Background

Stephen qualified from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School then trained in surgery and emergency medicine before joining the Army as a consultant, deployed on various operations.

On leaving the Army, Stephen completed an MSc in Clinical Leadership with the NHS Leadership Academy. Since joining Anglia Ruskin University in September 2015, he has taught a range of subjects on a number of courses, including leadership on our MSc Healthcare Management and MBA in Hospital Management; Clinical Skills for Surgical Care Practitioners; Anatomy and Physiology for paramedics; and a number of topics for physician associates.

As well as teaching at ARU, Stephen is a consultant in emergency medicine at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford. He has introduced physician associates into the hospital, helped with the training of emergency nurse practitioners and their development, and is active in teaching physician associate and medical students.

Research interests

  • Respiratory rate monitoring devices
  • Non-medical providers of emergency care

Areas of research supervision

  • Major Projects for MSc Physician Associate
  • Currently on the supervision team for MPhil in Medical Technology

Teaching

  • MSc Physician Associates
  • MSc Surgical Care Practitioners
  • BSc Paramedic Sciences
  • Clinical Skills – Nurse Practitioners
  • MSc Healthcare Management
  • MBA Hospital Management
  • Undergraduate medical students

Qualifications

  • BSc Physiology and Clinical Pharmacology, University of London
  • MSc Clinical Leadership, University of Birmingham and the NHS Leadership Academy
  • MBBS, University of London
  • PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Fellow, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Media experience

Stephen has given local TV and radio interviews on topics related to emergency medicine, including trampoline safety, and care of elderly neighbours during icy weather. He's also had his own accident prevention show, Don’t be a Casualty, on 107 Garrison Radio.


  • Nine medical terms we should get rid of - according to a doctor by Stephen Hughes in The Conversation