Since witnessing a serious road traffic collision when very young, observing with admiration the composed nature and confidence of the ambulance crew at the scene, I have always applauded the paramedic role. This incident instilled a passion for anatomy and physiology which still excites me. The complexity of the human body still astonishes me, driving me to study further. Whilst I spent most of my childhood dreaming of following my ambition to become a paramedic personal reasons forced me to leave school at sixteen and seek employment. Whilst I had many roles, each left me unfulfilled.
On discovering the ambulance service was recruiting I applied immediately and was fortunate to be offered a place. The paramedic role was exactly how I perceived it to be, I felt like I was making a real difference. Every day was different, the unpredictability made me study hard as I wanted to provide the best care I could. These feelings have never altered, I love my job!
Since qualifying as a paramedic, I am more dedicated than ever to the profession. I developed a desire to teach and was a training officer for an ambulance service prior to joining Staffordshire University.