Austin Parsons BSc (Hons), FHEA, MSc.

Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science

After working for South East Coast Ambulance Service for 13 years, Austin joined the BSc Hons Paramedic Science team, at the University of Greenwich, in 2017. A specialism in urgent care has lead to his involvement in a range of modules across both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Austin completed an MSc in Advanced Practice in 2022, and has since been involved in the development and delivery of one of the first occurrences of the HEE funded First Contact Practitioner for Paramedics programme.

Austin is currently the programme lead for the Graduate Diploma in Enhanced Clinical Practice whilst also running modules that sit within the MSc In Advanced Clinical Practice and BSc Paramedic Science programmes.

Since 2022, Austin has worked with Health Education England to address issues around paramedic education and career development within the Southeast region.

Posts held previously

  • 2018 - present Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science at University of Greenwich
  • 2017 - 2018 Clinical Education Facilitator at University of Greenwich
  • 2014 Advanced Community Practitioner at West Kent Community Health
  • 2004 - 2017 Paramedic Practitioner/Paramedic at South East Coast Ambulance Service.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Programme Lead for Graduate Diploma in Enhanced Clinical Practice (Apprenticeship and Non-apprenticeship routes), designing, co-ordinating and executing improvements on the programme delivery
  • Programme Lead for Paramedic First Contact Practitioner PGCert
  • Module Lead for Leading and Managing Complexity in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Module Lead for Urgent Care for Paramedics, a final year module that forms part of BSc Paramedic Science.


  • Health and Care Professions Council – Registered Paramedic (PA30498)
  • HEE Paramedic Workforce Programme: Workforce Transformation and Enhanced and Advancing Practice Task and Finish Group
  • HEE Paramedic Workforce Programme - Education and Expansion of Practice Based Learning Task and Finish Group.

Recent publications

  • Patient and healthcare worker attitudes toward strike action: A systematic review and textual narrative synthesis (2021).