Mr Peter Allum
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Mr Peter Allum

Lecturer in Paramedic Science (Education)

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)

Role

Programme Lead for MSc Pre-Hospital Critical Care - Retrieval and Transfer

Lecturer for BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practitioner and BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science
Lecturer in Health Studies / Paramedicine

Qualifications

Qualifications


Academic Qualifications:

2016   Completed RDC 2 Transfer from MPhil to PhD

2015   MSR703 Quantitative Analysis 1

2014   Enrollment on MPhil / PhD programme

 Title: Investigating opportunities for sustainability behaviours within Paramedic    Practice and Ambulance Service Delivery

2010  MSc in Professional Studies- Clinical Education

 (Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry)         

2007   Peninsula Medical School Post Graduate Diploma: (Clinical Education)

2007   PPHI 002 Research Project and Design

2003  Peninsula Medical School Post Graduate Certificate: (Clinical Education)

2002  University of Plymouth, Institute of Health Studies – Diploma Module Evidence   Based Practice (HEA 273)


Professional Qualifications:

2019 Completion of the University of Plymouth IHC Writing and Publication Workshops

2019 Completion of Mental Health First Aider Course (MHFA 2 day)

2014   Joanna Briggs Institute – Systematic Review Programme

2013   EZ-IO Clinical Principles –Train the Trainer Programme (Vidacare)

2012   Bronze Commander Qualification (SWASFT)

2012   Manual Handling refresher (Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust)

2011   The Royal College of Surgeons of England – Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (With Instructor Recommend)

2011  Introductory Course in Moving and Handling of Loads (Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust)

2010   Fire Marshalling at University of Plymouth

2009  Moving and Handling Refresher Training (Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust)

2008  Ambex (Ambulance Service Association) Annual Conference

2008  Moving and Handling Refresher Training (Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust)

2005  Emergency Planning College (Cabinet Office) Foundation Modules

       Introduction to Civil Protection

       Introduction to Crowd and Event Safety Management

2005  National Joint Services CBRN Strategic /Tactical Commanders Qualification

2005  ASA / HPA Service Radiation Policy Adviser (Level Three) Qualification

2005  Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response Qualifications (Health Protection Agency – Radiation Protection Division) Accident and Emergency Radiation Monitor Training

2005  Defence Logistics Organisation – Nuclear Movements & Nuclear Accident Response Group (Nuclear Accidents Procedures Course – Transportation)

2004  Health Protection Agency - ‘Silent Weapons Seminar’ Training

2003  Advanced Life Support Group – Generic Instructor Course for Major Incident Medical Management and Support –Instructor Qualification

2003  National Joint Services CBRN Operational Commanders Qualification

2002  Department of Health South West Region –Personal Protective Equipment & Decontamination Training

2002  Advanced Life Support Group – Major Incident Medical Management and Support (with Instructor Recommend)

2001  The Royal College of Surgeons of England –Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (With Instructor Recommend)

2000  IHCD Health and Care Limited – Ambulance Aid Tutor Award

1995  IHCD Health and Care Limited – Ambulance Paramedic Award

1993  IHCD Health and Care Limited – Ambulance Aid and Ambulance Driving Award


Posts held:

2015-current  Pathway Lead for MSc Pre-Hospital Critical Care – Retrieval and Transfer

2015- 2016   Admissions Tutor for BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practitioner Programme

2010-2015   Programme Lead for BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practitioner Programme

2006-current  Lecturer for Paramedicine / Faculty of Health

2004-2006   Emergency Planning Officer, Westcountry Ambulance Service NHS Trust

2004-2006   Part time Lecturer, University of Plymouth

2003-2004   Acting Head of Education, Westcountry Ambulance Service Training College

2001-2003  Training Officer, Westcountry Ambulance Service Training College

1995-2006   Paramedic, Westcountry Ambulance Service NHS Trust

1992-1995   Emergency Medical Technician, Westcountry Ambulance Service NHS Trust

1990-1992   Ambulance Care Assistant, Devon Ambulance Service

Professional activities:

2019        Nomination for the SSTAR Award for “Outstanding Personal Tutor Award”. 

2019        Adjudicator for Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences Academic Offences Panel

2019        Completion of the University of Plymouth IHC Writing and Publication Workshops

2019        Completion of Mental Health First Aider Course (MHFA 2 day)

2016– Current Member of the Plymouth University Sustainability Society and Health Research Group


2015        Peer Reviewer for Elsevier Editorial System (EES) – Journal of International Emergency Nursing.

2015        Nomination for the SSTAR Award for “Best Feedback”.The Student Staff Teaching and Representation (SSTAR) Awards allow students             to nominate staff and students they feel have gone above and beyond their role in order to create a positive university environment.

2015(-2019)  External Examiner for Hertfordshire University MSc Advanced Paramedic Practice (Critical Care) and MSc Paramedic Science.

2014               Member of the Forum for Higher Education Paramedic Sciences (FHEPS)

2013               Invited Associate member of the International Institute for Sustainability in Emergency Services (IISES)

2013               Refresher training for surgical airway insertion

2012               Invited Speaker for the 1st Saudi International Forum on Emergency Medical Services Education (King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

2012               Panel Approval Member for the Return to Midwifery Re-Validation process.

2012               Member of SWASFT Environmental Management Group

2011               Book Review: Pearson's Editorial Assistant invitation to review: entry-level A&P textbook proposal. Aimed at FE/degree entry-level                students of Nursing/Allied Health Professions such as Paramedic Sciences

2011               Peer reviewer for The Journal of Medical Ethics

            (British Medical Journal Group)

2011               Engagement in Practice through Honorary Contract with South Western  Ambulance Service Trust

2008               External Adviser Panel Member for Oxford Brooks University Approval for Foundation Degree Paramedic Emergency Care

2006               Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) Course Instructor

Professional membership

 

Professional affiliations:

Health and Care Professions Council – Paramedic – PA03998

College of Paramedics (Full Member) 

South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWAST)

(Honorary contract)

Associate member of the International Institute for Sustainability in Emergency Services (IISES)


Roles on external bodies

Hertfordshire University External Examiner for MSc Advanced Paramedic Practice (Critical Care) and MSc Paramedic Science

Associate Member of The International Institute for Sustainability in Emergency Services (iiSES)- which draws its Board of Directors and Associates from around the world. Our unifying passion is exploring and advocating for sustainability in emergency services

Teaching interests

Sustainability in Paramedic Practice
Leadership and Management
Ethical Decision Making
Pre-hospital Critical Care
Cardiac Care
Research study skills
Major Incident Management

Staff serving as external examiners

Hertfordshire University

External Examiner for MSc Advanced Paramedic Practice (Critical Care) and MSc Paramedic Science

Research interests

Title - Investigating Opportunities for Sustainability Behaviours within Paramedic Practice and Ambulance Service Delivery
(PhD thesis)

Title - 'A Qualitative study to explore what factors influence UK Paramedics' ability to make ethical decisions within clinical practice'
(Dissertation for MSc Professional Studies in Clinical Education)

Other research

 

Allum, P. (pending) Climate Change and Emergency Medical Services: A Systematic Review and Thematic Analysis of the Literature.

Allum, P (pending) A critical evaluation of the sustainability initiatives that encourage the reduction of carbon emissions, within the NHS Ambulance Service Trusts in England

Allum, P (pending) The experiences of NHS Ambulance Service Trusts sustainability managers involved in reducing EMS carbon footprints: a phenomenological study.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

2019 The experiences of Specialist Nurses and Paramedics working in Minor Injury Units in Devon and Somerset; A phenomenological study            exploring the benefits and challenges of working in an autonomous role. (MSc)

2019 Using Phenomenology to explore paramedic experiences of paediatric pain management and the factors that influence their decisions (MSc)

2018 Investigating the accuracy of the Pre-hospital Shock Index in recognising Critical Bleeding. (MSc)

2018 What are the potential indications and opportunities to provide sedation, in post resuscitation care, by specialist paramedics in critical care?          (MSc)

2016 Specialist Paramedics perceptions of factors influencing their clinical decision making. An interpretative phenomenological study. (MSc)

Grants & contracts

Research / Consultancy / Research grants awarded

Title: Sustainable Healthcare Waste Management: The development of a Financial and Carbon Savings Calculation Tool

Principal Investigator UK 1, Andy Nichols, Sean Manzi, Peter Allum, Jane Grose, Janet Richardson, Rumbi Mukono.   University of Plymouth. Principal Investigator US 2, Seth Hawkins International Institute of Sustainability in Emergency Services [pending]

 

Title: Games People Play: Games to enhance teaching and learning in Healthcare. Allum, P. Cooper, S. Nelmes, P and Skirton, S. Amount Awarded: Total budget £30,000 (National Teaching Fellowship Scheme)

Key publications are highlighted

Journals

Dungay, D., Allum, P., Lawrence, T. and Nutbeam, T. (pending) "The Diagnostic Accuracy of a Prehospital Shock Index ≥1 for Severe Haemorrhage in Adult Trauma Patients with Systolic Blood Pressure of ≥90mmHg. Emergency Medicine Journal. (Submitted for peer review 18.08.19.

Nichols, A and Allum, P (2015) EMS and Waste: a discussion of sustainable EMS waste management. Journal of Paramedic Practice. Vol 7(11) pp 568–571

 Richardson, J., Allum, P. and Grose, J. (2015) Can a health and sustainability scenario session change undergraduate paramedic students’attitudes towards sustainability and climate change? Journal of Paramedic Practice Vol 8 (3) pp.130-136

Endacott, R.,Bradbury, M., Jenkin, A., Allum, P., Winfield, L., Scholes, J., Cooper, S.,Kinsman, L. (2013) Testing the FIRST2ACT simulation model with inter-professional experienced learners in situations requiring ethical decision-making skills. Abstract accepted for 5th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato Italy.

Blakeley, G., Cooper, S., Skirton, H., Allum,P. & Nelmes P. (2011) Games, Games, Games: Educational Games for Health Professionals. 
Plymouth: UoP Press 

Blakely, G., Skirton, H., Cooper, S., Allum, P. and Nelmes, P. (2010), Use of educational games in the health professions: A mixed-methods study of educators' perspectives in the UK. Nursing & Health Sciences, 12: 27–32.

Blakeley, G. Skirton H. Cooper S. Allum P. Nelmes. P (2008) Educational gaming in the health sciences: A quantitative systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing.65 (2) p259-69
Chapters

Invited contributor for Endacott, R, Jevon, P and Cooper, S (Eds) (2009) Clinical Nursing Skills. Oxford: Oxford University Press

 

Allum, P. and Hughes, C. (2009) ‘Taking a Peripheral CRT’ in Endacott, R, Jevon, P and Cooper, S (Eds) Clinical Nursing Skills. Oxford: Oxford University Press

 

Allum, P. and Hughes, C. (2009) ‘Administering Blood Transfusions’ in Endacott, R, Jevon, P and Cooper, S (Eds) Clinical Nursing Skills. Oxford: Oxford University Press

 

Hughes, C. and Allum, P. (2009) ‘Measuringand Recording the Pulse’ in Endacott, R, Jevon, P and Cooper, S (Eds) ClinicalNursing Skills. Oxford: Oxford University Press

 

Hughes, C. and Allum, P. (2009) ‘Measuring and Recording Blood Pressure’ in Endacott, R, Jevon, P and Cooper, S (Eds) Clinical Nursing Skills. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Scholarly Editions

Allum, P. (2018) Special Feature: Sustainability in Paramedic Practice. Paramedic Insight. Vol 4. No.4. p.16-17

Conference Papers

Allum, P., Nichols, A. and Carpenter, D. (2019) ‘How are UK Ambulance Services reducing their carbon footprint? An ethnographical study. Sustainability Specialist Interest Group 5th Annual Conference - Small steps, Big Changes conference. Brighton University, 3 May. Brighton: School of Health Sciences

Internet Publications

Allum, P (2019) ‘Staying green on the scene – why it’s important to lower carbon emissions within the ambulance service’ Sustainable Earth Institute e-bulletin: University of Plymouth. 4 February. Available at: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/pr-opinion/why-its-important-to-lower-carbon-emissions-within-the-ambulance-service (Accessed on 14/10/19)

Posters

Allum, P., Nichols, A. and Carpenter, D. (2019) ‘An ethnographical study of sustainability attitudes and behaviour amongst operational NHS Ambulance staff’ poster presentation at Annual Research Event. (Plymouth: University of Plymouth, 13 March)

Reports & invited lectures

International

2012   Invited Guest speaker for 1st Saudi EMS Forum in King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

National

2019  Award Winner of the ‘Best Oral Presentation’ for University of Brighton, Sustainability Specialist Interest Group 5th Annual Conference - Small       steps, Big Changes

2019  Invited Guest Speaker for University of Plymouth Post Graduate Research Showcase

2019  Invited Poster presentation 'Being Green on Scene' - An ethnographical study of sustainability attitudes and behaviour amongst operational          NHS Ambulance staff. University of Plymouth Annual Research Event.

2016 Invited Guest Speaker for Sustainable Earth 2016 conference at Plymouth University

2016 Invited Guest Speaker for Sustainability and You Symposium, University of Brighton,

2015   Invited Guest Speaker for College of Paramedics UK National Conference for Student Paramedics

2014   Invited Guest Speaker for Plymouth University School Research Forum (School of Health Professions) for Sustainability in EMS delivery

2014  Invited Guest Speaker for Plymouth University Institute for Sustainable Solutions Research (ISSR) for Sustainability in EMS delivery

2014  Invited Guest Speaker for Plymouth University Student Research Forum (School of Health Professions) for Sustainability in EMS delivery

Other academic activities

National

2019 Development of Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) MSc Pathway for Paramedics

2018 Awarded the Guardian University Award in the sustainability category. For the Nursus Toolkit project

2017 EMS Contributor to the Nursus Toolkit project for sustainability.

2016 PHCCRT pathway National UK Winner of the award for innovation at the Association of Air Ambulances’ Awards of Excellence

2015 Lead for the curriculum design and validation of the MSc Pre-Hospital Critical Care – Retrieval and Transfer pathway

2015 Member of the Faculty Team for tendering process with the SHA

2015 Panel member for Faculty Validation (Midwifery)

2013 Lead for the re validation of the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practitioner Programme and HCPC periodic reviews

2013   Health and Care Professions Council Seminar on Service User representation

2013   UoP Phillip Lamb Conference on Pregnancy, Obstetrics and Puerperium

2013   Healthcare Gone Wild – Wilderness medicine Seminars (Dr. Seth Hawkins USA)

2013   Sustainability in EMS delivery – Seminar (Dr. Seth Hawkins USA)

2013   Setting up of EMS delivery in Bhutan - Seminar (Dr. Seth Hawkins USA)

2012   College of Paramedics Stakeholder Event for Curriculum Framework 3rd Edition -University of Hertfordshire

2012   UoP Phillip Lamb Conference on Mental Health Awareness

2011   Health Professions Council Seminar on Practice placements, Belfast

2010   Health Professions Council Seminar onStandards of conduct, performance & ethics, Glasgow

2010   SWAST TETRA Airwaves Radio System seminar

2009   National Conference for Educators of Ambulance Professionals

2009  NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement- Introducing Improvement into Pre-registration Education for Better, SaferHealthcare: The Student Experience NEC, Birmingham,

2008 Curriculum design and validation of the inaugural BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practitioner Programme

2008  Media Training (University of Plymouth)

2008   AMBEX (Ambulance Service Association Annual Conference)

2007   UoP Faculty of Health & Social Work Conference

2006   Peninsula Practitioners Conference

2004  Emergencies on Trial Seminar – Health Protection Agency

Additional information

2019 Nomination for the SSTAR Award for “Outstanding Personal Tutor Award”. The Student Staff Teaching and Representation (SSTAR) Awards allow students to nominate staff and students they feel have gone above and beyond their role in order to create a positive university environment.

 2019 Adjudicator for Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences Academic Offences Panel