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Iain Darby

  • Lecturer In Paramedic Science
  • BGB
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Iain joined Royal Berkshire Ambulance Service in 2000 as an ambulance technician. After completion of the IHCD Paramedic award he went on to become a registered Paramedic in 2005. Iain has worked in a number of different roles, with both Royal Berkshire and South Central Ambulance Services, including Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Team Leader. In addition, he has completed a Diploma of Higher education in Paramedic Science through the Open University in 2014.

In 2016, Iain moved to a full-time role within the Paramedic Science team at Bournemouth University where he holds a number of teaching responsibilities and research interests, as well as continuing to work as a Paramedic for SCAS. He was the progarmme lead between 2018 and Jan 2022.

Iain completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences from the University of Southampton in 2017. In July 2018, he completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Education Practice therefore gaining Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. In July 2020, Iain became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Journal Articles

Scholarly Editions

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Paramedic Practice Portfolio 3- Level 6 - Unit Lead
  • Paramedic Care of Minor Illness - Level 6- Unit Lead
  • Research for Professional Practice - Level 5

External Responsibilities

  • University of Suffolk, External Examiner (2021-)

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Irish Journal of Paramedicine, 04 May 2020
  • 'Standby CPD', Anonymous peer review, 10 Mar 2017
  • British Paramedic Journal, Anonymous peer review, 11 Feb 2017
  • British Paramedic Journal, Anonymous peer review, 01 Nov 2016

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • A session involving local secondary school 6th formers whereby a brief insight into the Paramedic profession was given. This was done via a presentation detailing the role of the paramedic plus what is offered at BU in terms of our BSc programme in Paramedic Science. In addition, a number of interactive 'skills stations' were run in order to provide a hands on experience of a range paramedic skills.

Conference Presentations

  • Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Teaching in the spotlight: Where next for enhancing student success?, Fostering a better student experience through the use of technology in the post covid HE teaching landscape, 04 Jul 2022, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
  • Fusion Learning Conference: Innovation and Excellence in the pandemic., Developing a Community of Practice in Paramedic Science, 28 Jun 2021, Bournemouth University
  • EMS 2019, Alternative Teaching Methods in Undergraduate Paramedic Education, 26 Apr 2019, Madrid


  • PGCE in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2018)
  • PGCert in Health Sciences (The University of Southampton, 2017)
  • DipHE in Paramedic Science (The Open University, 2014)
  • BA (Hons) in Politics and Contemporary History (The University of Salford, 1998)