Mr Neil Smith

Lecturer-Practitioner in Paramedic Science

Email address: Phone number: 01902 32 3074 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Paramedic Science


I am a Lecturer-Practitioner in Paramedic Science and I joined the NHS ambulance service in 2009 having previously undertaken a degree in biological science. I currently divide my time equally between working for the University of Wolverhampton and working as an operational paramedic for 20 hours a week with West Midlands Ambulance Service. This allows me to support our students both in and out of the classroom. I am currently undertaking an M.Sc in Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine and I have a keen interest in anatomy and physiology, airway management, trauma and resuscitation.  

Research interests

  • Resuscitation
  • Trauma
  • Airway Management

Membership of professional bodies

Registered Paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Member of the College of Paramedics (COP)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)


Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education & Professional Practice (PGCE), University of Wolverhampton

(September, 2016 – July, 2017)

Successful Completion


B.Sc (Hons) Emergency Practitioner, University of Wolverhampton

(September, 2013 – July, 2017)

First Class Honours


B.Sc (Hons) Biological Science, University of Birmingham

(September, 2003 – July, 2006)

Upper-Second Class Honours


Smith. N (2011). Management of the ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: challenges facing paramedics. Journal of Paramedic Practice.Vol. 3, Iss. 7, pp 360 - 365

Smith. N, Jenkins. S, Williams. J (2010). Hands off the chest: a new direction for CPR? Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 2, Iss. 3, pp 123 - 124

Previous professional experience

Registered Paramedic (October, 2009 – Present)

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust