Adam Bancroft

Adam Bancroft

  • Lecturer In Paramedic Science
  • Royal London House R509, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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Adam entered academia off the back of a career in emergency pre-hospital care starting in the London Ambulance Service in 2002. Adam was posted to East London after his initial training, transferring to Central London, working out of Waterloo Ambulance station until 2012 as a HCPC IHCD Paramedic. Where upon he moved his young family transferring to South Central Ambulance Service to work in Hampshire, based in Southampton working across the region.

After a promotion and associated Operational Commander training Adam was professionally supported to complete the Diploma in Health Emergency Planning in 2014 underwritten by Loughborough University. This was his first time back into formal education for over 20 years and successful completion led to an enrollment at Coventry University. Adam was awarded an Masters Degree in Emergency Planning and Management in 2017, which he completed part-time alongside the commitments of full time shift work. He currently is a full time lecturer at Bournemouth University in the Paramedic Science team, leading several units with additional duties as the Admissions Tutor and an Academic Adviser for a large cohort of students...


Profile of Teaching UG

  • Pharmacology - BSc Paramedic Science - level 4: Unit Lead – Looking at continual development of the unit to include more assessments and to promote self-learning skills and establish more knowledge than current end of unit (traditional) examination. This will be used to map learning and progress, developed through the VLE and a variety of assessment techniques. Engaging CEL to establish technologies to ensure a manageable work load as cohort increases and moving toward the new curriculum in 2019/20.
  • Developing Advanced Paramedic Skills and Strategies- Level 5. Establishing and developing ECG recognition techniques. Writing and facilitating an ECG exam preparing for curriculum changes to make this skill set an ILO for future cohorts. Monitoring OSCE practice and supporting SML for assessment.
  • Fundamentals of Acute Care- Level 4 - Unit Lead: Restructuring the course to trial some ideas (2019 re-write) and bring in some extenal teams to facilitate content from profesional pratice from DSAA and NARU. Continual skills input and a rveiw of the assessment criteria to ensure a unit that is fit for purpose and following ILO's.
  • Identifying Core Skills and Strategies for Hollistic Patient Treatment - Level 4 - Skills teaching
  • Paramedic Practice Portfolio 1- Level 4 - Unit Lead - Evolve content to ensure that we set foundations for reflective practice in their practice placement and self learning skills for their CPD. Communicating with our pratice partners to support students through key ILOs and ensure that learning contracts are met and the required standards are achieved.
  • Paramedic Practice Portfolio 2- Level 5: Teaching and skills input inc. ECG workshop to > knowledge base and interpretation skills
  • Paramedic Science Context 1- Level 4 teaching and skills input
  • Service Improvement Project (SIP)-Level 6 UG: Facilitating the introduction and continual guidance and group mentorship in the established multidisciplinary student groups as they work towards their own project ambitions and presentations. Ensuring a constructive distribution work and providing intervention if professional relationships break down. Assessing the final project presentations.
  • Portfolio 3; Paramedic Science BSc (hons) Degree: Assisting with some of the teaching and preparation work; ECG interpretation skills to ensure a sound knowledge of understanding

External Responsibilities

  • University of Nothampton: Faculty of Health and Society, External Academic Panel member (2019-)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • I attended a secondary schools careers evening and presented a talk to school students about a career in the modern Ambulance Service and our BSc (hons) Paramedic Science Degree at BU. This was done through a contact I had made outside of work with one of the teachers at the host school (Bournemouth School for Girls). The event has been run for some years and attracts >1000 attendees from various schools across the wider Bournemouth / West Dorset area and is designed to allow students to make informed choices for their GCSE, GCE 'A' level and BTEC studies to enable options into HE or future careers. This was facilitated in the evening through two separate talks in a classroom and well attended by school students and their guardians.
  • Introductoty lecture into the roles and responsibilities and duties of a UK NHS Ambulance Service at a major incident.
  • In partnership with NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the BU Primary Care Workforce Centre. Facilitating skills workshops after a generic introduction regarding study and career options as a Paramedic. The skills stations looked at numerous clinical skilss including elements of Advanced Life Support, IO infusion, Airway Managment. Rotating through small groups, enabling a brief introduction to various pieces of equipment and skills sets.

Attended Training

  • Questionnaire Design Masterclass; Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth University, 23 Jan 2017, n/a
  • IHCD Paramedic Course, 12 Jul 2009, BTEC level 4 Paramedic Practice


  • MSc in Emergency Planning and Management (Coventry University, 2017)
  • Dip HEP in Diploma Health Emergency Planning (Loughborough University, 2014)


The data on this page was last updated at 04:08 on July 6, 2020.