Samuel O'Brien


School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I trained as a Nurse and Paramedic in Australia and worked as a nurse for 12 months before moving to London to work as a Paramedic.

During my five and a half year career for the London Ambulance Service I had many different opportunities and associated responsibilities.

Working on a double crewed ambulance (1 year)

-This was a sound developmental year in which I learnt the craft of being a Paramedic.

Fast response car (2 years)

-This experience allowed me to gain invaluable experience as a solo responder within central London.

Working on the Joint Response Mental Health Unit (18 months)

-This experience allowed me to understand the domain of Mental Health in the community and has been invaluable to both my clinical and academic career.

Working as a Clinical advisor (1 year)

-This experience involved telephone assessment and care which significantly broadened my clinical ability.

Throughout my time working in London I was involved in the creation and delivery of multiple education sessions involving topics such as burnout, compassion fatigue, paediatric cardiac arrest, and the Mental Capacity Act.

I am currently completing an MSc to continue my growth in the academic domain.


Professional memberships and activities

  • Registered with the HCPC
  • Member British Society of Immunology
  • Member Royal Society of Biology
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic qualifications

  • MSc Medical education (ongoing)
  • PgCert Medical Education
  • Bachelor Nursing
  • Bachelor Paramedicine

Research interests

  • Student engagement
  • Staff welfare
UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021