Mr Peter Gregory

Head of Allied Health Professions

Email address: Phone number: 01902 51 8625 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Healthcare and Paramedic Science


I joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2014 to take on the role of course director for the newly written Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Science. Before joining the Institute of Health Professions, I worked for 11 years as a senior lecturer and course director for pre-registration paramedic science courses at Coventry University.

My career in healthcare commenced in 1985 when I first gained employment with the West Midlands Ambulance Service on the non-emergency patient transport side of the organisation. I progressed to become a paramedic in 1992 and then moved into a tutoring role within the Education and Professional Development department of the ambulance service.

I have extensive experience in the field of paramedic practice and have also been proactive in the development of the profession. I have been chair and vice-chair of the College of Paramedics Education Advisory Committee, and a member of the College’s Research and Audit Committee. In addition, I have been a consultant editor on the Journal of Paramedic Practice since its inception – this journal is the UK’s only peer-reviewed journal for the paramedic profession.

Research interests

  • Prehospital Emergency Care
  • Paramedic Education
  • Interprofessional Education

Membership of professional bodies

  • Consultant Editor on Journal of Paramedic Practice
  • Peer Reviewer for the Emergency Medicine Journal and Health Informatics Journal


  • M.A.Ed, University of Birmingham (with Distinction) - 2014
  • BSc (Hons) Health Sciences, Coventry University (First) - 2005
  • Cert Ed., University of Central England - 2000



  • Gregory, P. (2017) In the shadows of other health services (editorial). Journal of Paramedic Practice 9(11):465
  • Eaton, G., Renshaw, J., Gregory, P., Kilner, T. (2016) Can the British Heart Foundation PocketCPR application improve the performance of chest compressions during bystander resuscitation: A randomised crossover manikin study. Health Informatics Journal 22 (3)
  • Gregory, P. Kilner, T., Arnold-Jones, S. (2015) Airway management in UK ambulance services: results of the National Ambulance Service Airway Management Audit. Journal of Paramedic Practice; 7(6):285-290
  • Gregory, P. (2015) G30 (P) Enhancing the preparedness of paramedic students for managing children presenting with congenital cardiac conditions in the pre-hospital setting through an online multimedia educational package. Archives of Disease in Childhood 100;Suppl 3:A12-A13
  • Gregory, P. (2015) Considering the implications of changing ambulance response time targets. Journal of Paramedic Practice; 7(1):6-8
  • Gregory, P. (2014) Hearing the Voice of the Minority. Journal of Paramedic Practice; 6(8):391
  • Gregory, P., Woollard, M., Lighton, D., Jenkinson, E., Newcombe, R.G., O’Meara, P., Hamilton, L. (2012) Malleable stylet vs. re-useable and disposable bougies by paramedics in a model of difficult intubation: a randomised cross-over trial. Anaesthesia;67(4):371-6
  • Gregory, P. (2011) Can apprenticeships provide an alternative pathway? (Commentary). Journal of Paramedic Practice;3(5):214-5
  • Gregory, P. (2010) No Smoke Without Fire, Editorial. Journal of Paramedic Practice; 2(10):449
  • Gregory P. (2010) JRCALC: advice or requirement? Journal of Paramedic Practice; 2(1):5 (Editorial)
  • Gregory P. (2009) To Prescribe or not to Prescribe. Journal of Paramedic Practice; 1(13): 401 (Editorial)
  • Gregory P. (2009) Addressing a lack of obstetrics skills. Journal of Paramedic Practice; 1(4):5 (Editorial)
  • Gregory P. (2009) Taking control of our future. Journal of Paramedic Practice;1(7):269 (Editorial)
  • Gregory P. Prehospital pharmacological interventions in acute asthma: A rationale for use. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2009;1(3):110-115
  • Gregory P.(2009) Raising the bar for joining the register. Journal of Paramedic Practice; 1(10): (editorial)


Books/Book Chapters;

  • Gregory P and Ward A. (2010) Sanders Paramedic Textbook. Mosby, St Louis (ISBN 0723434433)
  • Gregory P and Mursell I. (2010) Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford (ISBN 1405163550)
  • Gregory P, Quinn T. (2009) Out of hospital cardiac arrest and automated external defibrillation in Kucia A, Quinn T. Acute Cardiac Care: A Practical Guide for Nurses. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. (ISBN 1405163615)
  • Quinn T, Gregory P. (2009) Sudden Cardiac Death in Kucia A, Quinn T. Acute Cardiac Care: A Practical Guide for Nurses. Wiley Blackwell, Oxford. (ISBN 1405163615)
  • Quinn T, Bali RK, Dale K and Gregory P (2008) "Managing Paramedic Knowledge for Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction", Encyclopaedia of Healthcare Information Systems (Vol II): pp.838-843 (ISBN 1599048892)

Previous professional experience

  • University of Wolverhampton: Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Practice, Oct 2014 – Sep 2016
  • Birmingham City University: Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Practice, May 2014 – Oct 2014
  • Coventry University: Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Practice, Feb 2003 – May 2014
  • West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust: Ambulance Service Tutor, Jan 1995 – Feb 2003

Further information

  • Fellow of the College of Paramedics
  • Past Chair and Vice Chair of College of Paramedics Education Advisory Committee
  • Expert witness in cases of alleged clinical negligence in paramedic practice