David Woolford

David Woolford

Subject Lead for Paramedic Science

Department of Paramedic Science

Contact Details

email: d.woolford@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542735

I commenced my position with the University of Worcester in 2014 following a 14-year career with West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Originally qualifying as a Biological Sciences graduate specialising in microbiology, I pursued a career in the Life Sciences industry working on a number of high profile projects to automate the National DNA data base, The Huma Genome Project and a wide variety of clinical screening projects.

In 2000 I left the industry to retrain to as a paramedic following a growing desire to work in a more rewarding and directly impactful role.

The final 2 years of my career within the ambulance service were spent working within the community paramedic scheme, a role developed to promote advanced treatment at home and reduce hospitalisation.

I then joined the University of Worcester in order to fulfil my desire to support the development of future generations of paramedics.


Post Graduate Certificate Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

WMAS Certificate Advance/Community Paramedic

IHCD Paramedic

BSc Hons Biological Sciences

Professional experience:

Life Sciences industry automated screening projects within Forensic Science, Cytogenetics, Blood Service, Pharma and Genome mapping projects.

State Registered Paramedic

Teaching Interests

Being a biologist by background I have a keen interest in all things bioscience.

Other voluntary roles over the years including supporting bereaved children however have fostered a passion for teaching related to vulnerable groups such as the bereaved.

Research Interests

Areas of interest include holistic support for the vulnerable and bereaved in the pre hospital environment.

Membership of Professional Bodies


Royal College of Paramedics

Fellowship Higher Education Academy