Benjamin Hallam

Senior Lecturer

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I have been registered as a paramedic since completing my foundation degree in Paramedic Science at Coventry University in 2008. I began my career in pre-hospital emergency care in Warwickshire and qualified as an Advanced Paramedic in 2011, then migrated to Aldridge on the border between the West Midlands and Staffordshire.

I continued employment with West Midlands Ambulance Service, progressing to a Rapid Response Paramedic and later a Clinical Team Mentor. In 2015 I embarked on a career in academia at Staffordshire University as a Lecturer in Paramedic Science. I achieved a distinction in my Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Professional Education, became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and also completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education whilst in this post.

In 2020 I left Staffordshire University and returned to clinical practice at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, as an Emergency Care Practitioner working in a busy A&E minor injuries department. This experience led to me joining a team of primary care paramedics working within a network of local GP surgeries, and during this time I completed a further BSc in Emergency Practice before returning to academia at Staffordshire University as a Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science. I now teach on both pre and post-graduate programs and am in my final year of completing my Masters degree in Education.

Professional memberships and activities

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Academic qualifications

  • PgDip Education - Staffordshire University
  • PgCert Higher Professional Education - Staffordshire University
  • BSc Emergency Practitioner - University of Wolverhampton
  • FdSc Paramedic Science - Coventry University FHEA State registered Paramedic - PA30005

Research interests

Educational Psychology Learning Theory Emergency, Urgent and Primary Care


  • Undergraduate - Pathophysiology Pharmacology Human Anatomy and Physiology Clinical Skills Non-Technical Skills Minor Illnesses Minor Injuries
  • Postgraduate - Pre-Hospital Practice Education
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