Tina Spittle

Senior Lecturer

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I have been a lecturer in Paramedic science since 2019 with a background working as a paramedic and mentor for the emergency services spanning 20 years.

I started my career in the NHS straight after obtaining my first degree working in my local operating theatre department specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology.  I decided to move into outpatients and spent time in the rheumatology department conducting DEXA bone density scans for patients who were at risk of osteoporosis, but quickly realised my passion was to help others within the pre-hospital setting after experiencing first-hand the fantastic work they do.  For this reason, I applied for the ambulance service as a Technician.  I was given the opportunity to develop my knowledge and skills when qualified as a paramedic in 2008.  Since then I have undertaken various roles within the ambulance service including mentorship and hospital liaison but felt that I wanted to help students attain their full potential by helping them on their own academic journey. 

Professional memberships and activities

  • Registered with the HCPC
  • Fellow of HEA

Academic qualifications

  • FHEA, Staffordshire University.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education, Staffordshire University.
  • BSc Paramedic Science, Staffordshire University
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, Wolverhampton University

Research interests

Clinical Developments in Cardiac Arrest

Immobilisation strategies and Trauma support


Interprofessional Education 

Enterprise and commercial interests

I have represented the ambulance service by television appearances on ‘Inside the Ambulance’ and the ‘Dying to Drive’ campaign in collaboration with the Fire Service


Biological Sciences

Principles of Informed Autonomous Practice

Clinical Skills

Applied Clinical Practice

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

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

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021