Vince Clarke

MCPara, BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA

Principal Paramedic Tutor, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust


'Zip it! What student Paramedics really think about practice placements'ic Practice


Vince joined the London Ambulance Service in 1996 following a number of years working in the leisure industry. A Paramedic since 1998, he entered the Education and Development Department in 2001. He has worked as part of the Higher Education team based at the University of Hertfordshire since 2002, delivering and developing Paramedic BSc and Foundation degree programmes.


He has also been employed as a partner by the Health & Care Professions Council since 2006. This role has involved approving a wide range of Paramedic educational programmes across the country as well as assessing CPD submissions and sitting on Conduct and Competence Fitness to Practise panel hearings.


Vince has been undertaking his research as part of the Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) programme at the University of Hertfordshire. The focus of his study has been the learning experiences of Paramedic students during their practice placements with a particular view to understanding how Paramedic students perceive the relationship between theory and practice during ambulance service placements.

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