Peter Phillips

Peter Phillips

  • Senior Lecturer In Paramedic Science
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BG506, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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Peter is lecturer in Paramedic Science. He has been a Paramedic since 2008, working in London and Dorset, and currently practices as an Emergency Care Practitioner in urgent care. Peter is currently undertaking a PhD looking at psychological resilience in newly qualified Paramedics using a longitudinal, mixed methods design.

His aim through teaching activities is to enable Bournemouth University graduates to excel in the workplace and in their Paramedic careers.

Journal Articles

  • Lancaster, C. and Phillips, P., 2021. How does the use of humour in the UK ambulance service affect a clinician's well-being? Br Paramed J, 6 (2), 26-33.
  • Phillips, P., Darby, I., Phillips, L. and Wicks, A., 2021. Is it civic duty? An exploratory study of factors that influenced the public’s decision to download the NHS COVID-19 app. British Journal of Health Care Management, 27 (7), 194-200.
  • Hart, J. and Phillips, P., 2020. What out-of-hours antibiotic prescribing practices are contributing to antibiotic resistance: a literature review. Br Paramed J, 4 (4), 25-33.
  • Hart, J. and Phillips, P., 2019. Managing common end-of-life cancer presentations according to the evidence. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 11 (5).
  • Phillips, P. and Searle-Barnes, S., 2017. Point-of -care testing for C-reactive protein in acute cough presentations. Journal of Paramedic Practice: the clinical monthly for emergency care professionals, 9 (1), 27-32.
  • Phillips, P., 2016. Flippin' Education: A New Pedagogy for Paramedic Students? Journal of Paramedic Practice: the clinical monthly for emergency care professionals, 8 (7), 338-342.
  • Phillips, P., 2015. Teaching to Encourage Deep Learning in Paramedic Science Students: A Case Study. Journal of Paramedic Practice: the clinical monthly for emergency care professionals, 7 (11), 560-567.



Scholarly Editions


Profile of Teaching UG

  • Unit lead, Level 5 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Unit lead, Level 6 Paramedic Care of Minor Injuries
  • Unit lead, level 6 Research for Paramedics

External Responsibilities

  • St Georges' University London, External Examiner BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science (2015-2018)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Delivered workshops on resuscitation to members of the public
  • Filming a short film for Belong at BU for aspirant BU/HE students

Conference Presentations

  • Fusion Learning Conference: Innovation and Excellence in the pandemic., Developing a Community of Practice in Paramedic Science, 28 Jun 2021, Bournemouth University
  • CELebrate, Changing Profession Identity, 13 Aug 2016, Bournemouth University


  • PGCE in Higher Education (Bournemouth University, 2015)
  • BSc (Hons) in Emergency and Urgent Care Practice (Bournemouth University, 2013)
  • BSc (Hons) in Paramedic Science (University of Hertfordshire, 2009)


  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2015-),
  • College of Paramedics, Member,