Adam Ryder


Senior Lecturer, Physician Associate, MSc

Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associate

Contact Details

tel: 01905 54 2208

Adam graduated as a Physician Associate in January 2012 following his Biomedical Science degree. He has subsequently spent over 6 years working in Acute Internal Medicine clinically, working in four different NHS Trusts based in the East and West Midlands. He currently holds the position of Lead Physician Associate at his Trust and is developing the role extensively.

He holds the position of Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester and lead on the General Internal Medicine module and is a Physician Associate Ambassador for Health Education England.

Adam is currently formally pursuing his interest in Medical Law and has started a LLM at Edinburgh Law School, with a view to further developing the PA role from a medicolegal/clinical governance perspective in the future.


  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science 
  • PgDiP Physician Associate studies
  • PgCert Learning & Teaching in Higher Education
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Medical simulation 
  • Acute internal medicine 
  • Medical Law
  • Advanced clinical skills
  • Leadership
  • Post Graduate training

Research Interests

The Physician Associate profession in the UK:

  • Clinical supervision of Physician Associates
  • Workforce development
  • Developing internships and residencies for Physician Associates
  • Post-qualification education for Physician Associates
  • Physician Associate regulation
  • Clinical Simulation in acute medicine
  • Clinical governance
  • Medical Law 
  • Leadership
  • Post Graduate training

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

  • Member of the RCP Faculty of Physician Associates
  • Member of the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register 
  • Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) 
  • Post Graduate School of Medicine (PgSOM) Health Education West Midlands (HEWM)
  • FHEA


Howie, N. Iwaszko, I. Ryder, A. and Garcia, D. (2016) Developing Physician Associate Educators of the Future. Unpublished conference poster presentation at The Inaugural Physician Associate Educators Summit, 14th 15th April 2016, Worcester, UK.

Ryder, A. Iwaszko, J. and Howie, N. (2016) Training Physician Associates: Which aspect of clinical learning does simulation best support? Unpublished conference poster presentation at AMEE 2016, 29th 31st August 2016, Barcelona, Spain.

External Responsibilities

HEE PA Ambassador
Lead Physician Associate (NHS Trust)
Sits on Post Graduate School of Medicine board representing PAs (HEWM)