Jack Kennedy

Jack Kennedy BSc (Hons), MSc, MCPara, FHEA, PG CertHE

Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science

Jack Kennedy is a Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science and has been with the University of Greenwich since November 2021.

Prior to entering into the world of academia, Jack worked as a paramedic in the NHS for South East Coast Ambulance Service, as well as a diverse range of clinical settings. He still works as a paramedic and advanced clinical practitioner across multiple areas including primary and emergency care, event, film and international repatriation settings.

Jack completed a MSc. in Trauma Sciences at Queen Mary University of London in 2023, having completed his undergraduate paramedic degree at Greenwich in 2019.

In his research, Jack sits within the centre for workforce development at the university’s research centre. He has a passionate interest in articulating the value and complexity of paramedic practice. His research interests include exploring the relationship between inter-professional civility, healthcare culture, clinical human factors and patient experience/safety from a qualitative perspective. He is an advocate for valuing kindness and frontline expertise through the lens of patient safety and is an avid campaigner for social justice in healthcare and workplace settings.

His clinical interests include trauma and acute vasculopathies. Jack helped develop a clinical pathway within South East Coast Ambulance Service for paramedics to bypass local centres and travel to tertiary vascular centres of care for patients with suspected aortic injury and ischaemic limbs, which avoids unnecessary delays in specialist assessment and definitive treatment. His knowledge is widely informed by his own experience of healthcare.

Jack works with students across the undergraduate paramedic programme but leads in Anatomy & Physiology for Paramedics. He also leads on the postgraduate CPD programme in Trauma. He has a particular interest in technology-enhanced learning to deliver this teaching to apply pedagogical theory into clinical practice.

Outside of academia, Jack has volunteered for St John Ambulance for 19 years and works as an event paramedic voluntarily. He is a keen bass singer in the University of Greenwich choir and a passionate follower of Liverpool Football Club.

Posts held previously

  • 2023 Flight Paramedic, Intl Repatriations
  • 2019 Locum Primary Care and Event Paramedic, Various
  • 2019 - 2022 Paramedic & SI Investigator, SECAmb
  • 2012 - 2018 Emergency Medical Technician.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Module Lead for Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedics
  • Module Lead for Trauma in Postgraduate CPD
  • Personal Tutor
  • Dissertation Supervisor.


  • 2023 "Going the Extra Mile” Award (Nominee), Staff Awards
  • 2023 Personal Tutor of the Year Award; FEHHS (Nominee), Student Teaching Awards
  • 2022 Order of St John Service Medal and 1st Bar for 15 years service
  • 2022 Queens Platinum Jubilee Medal for service to the NHS.

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Trauma & Acute Vasculopathies
  • Workforce Development, Civility, Clinical Human Factors, Patient Safety & Experience.

Media activity

2017 ITVs ‘This Morning’ in recognition for aid rendered in the London Bridge Attacks.

Recent publications

Essex R, Kennedy JG, Jameson J, Miller D, (2023) ‘A Scoping Review Exploring the Impact and Negotiation of Hierarchy in Healthcare Organisations’, Nursing Inquiry, ISSN 1440-1880.


2023 “Traumatic Cardiac Arrest: Bleeding to Death Vs Bleeding & Dying” – Warwick Medical School Prehospital Care Society.