David Laws

Clinical Skills Educator

Department of Social Work and Paramedic Science

Contact Details

email: d.laws@worc.ac.uk

Prior to joining the University of Worcester as a Clinical Skills Lecturer in 2023, David joined the Staffordshire Ambulance Service in 1998 and worked up through various roles including patient transport service and ambulance technician before doing his FdSc in Paramedic Science at the University of Worcester under the West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Whilst working for the ambulance service, David became a five-day mentor for university students on placement, giving them the knowledge and skills on placement to become registered paramedics. Wanting to develop this more lead him to apply for the lecturer role at the University of Worcester where he hopes to carry on developing students to succeed and become future paramedics.

While with West Midlands Ambulance Service, David was also part of the SORT (special operations response team) trained to respond to chemical incidents or mass casualty incidents, and part of the MTFA (Marauding terrorist firearms attack) response team which provided extra training and insight into these types of incidents.

During this time, he also worked for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service as a retained fire fighter where he was trained in different extraction techniques where attending various incidents gave him greater insights into how the different services work together.   


FdSc Paramedic science.

Five-day mentor course.

Teaching Interests

Clinical skills along with the associated knowledge base.

Clinical decision making using supporting evidence.

Mental health in the prehospital environment.

Research Interests

Mental health management in the prehospital environment.

Membership of Professional Bodies

HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) Registered Paramedic.

Member of the Collage of Paramedics

External Roles

Paramedic Mentor West Midlands Ambulance Service.