Dave Kerr

David Kerr BTEC/Advanced, BSc Hons, PCET, MA

Dave Kerr

David Kerr
BTEC/Advanced, BSc Hons, PCET, MA

Senior Lecturer, Paramedic Science

Department of Adult Nursing and Paramedic Science

Faculty of Education and Health

Dave Kerr is a Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science in the Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science at the University of Greenwich.

Dave is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the BSc Hons Paramedic Science programme since it began in 2011. Dave is a highly experienced practitioner, a paramedic since 1992 and has worked in a range of clinical, supervisory and education roles within varying ambulance services.

As lecturer, his focus is both the theoretical and practical aspects of paramedic practice, teaching on most courses across all three years of the undergraduate paramedic programme.

Dave coordinates and lectures on a range of theoretical and clinical subjects, some of the areas in paramedic practice include: anatomy and physiology; ethics and law for paramedic practice; enhanced patient assessment; and research.

Dave's experience of curriculum development includes a Practice Placement Educator programme and a paramedic Return to Practice programme.

Dave is highly focused on the continuing development of paramedic practice and was successfully appointed as College of Paramedics Council member, South East Coast Regional Group from May 2012 until May 2014.
Dave also sits on the Inter-Professional Education conference steering group, which arranges an annual conference for final year students across the health and social care professions at the University of Greenwich.

Posts held previously: 

  • 2003–10, Ambulance Aid Instructor; Ambulance Driving Instructor; Lecturer Practitioner, London Ambulance Service and University
    Split time teaching new and existing operational staff
  • 1997–2003, Operational Supvisor; Clinical Group Supervisor; Paramedic Team Leader, Kent Ambulance NHS Trust
    Managerial supervision across an operational area; teaching new and existing operational ambulance staff; first line station management
  • 1986-97, Motorcycle Response Unit Paramedic; Paramedic; Qualified ambulance person; Ambulance person, London Ambulance Service
    Fast response and supporting non-paramedic staff; delivering pre-hospital healthcare across the lifespan; basic emergency medical technician on frontline duties; transporting patients to and from outpatient departments and day centres
  • Senior Lecturer, Paramedic Science, Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science
  • Senior lecturer and Programme lead for BSc Hons Paramedic Science 
  • Attends the Inter-Professional Education conference steering group
  • Member of the Forum for Higher Education of Paramedic Science (FHEPS) College of Paramedics
  • Member of the College of Paramedics Council South East Coast Regional Group

Developing paramedic practice including the roles of advanced and specialist practitioners such as paramedic practitioners, critical care paramedics and independent prescribers.

Kerr, D. (2011). Older Person Assessment. In: G. Harris, and A. Blaber, eds., Assessment Skills For Paramedics. McGraw Hill, Open University Press.

Kerr, D., Harris, G., Lane, M. and Rouse, J. (2011). Trauma Assessment. In: G. Harris, and A. Blaber, eds., Assessment Skills For Paramedics. McGraw Hill, Open University Press.

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