Dr Tim Kilner


Senior Lecturer, Paramedic Science

Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associate

Contact Details

email: t.kilner@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 54 2041

Tim started his career as a nurse, working in and teaching emergency nursing. He has a specific teaching and research interest in prehospital urgent and acute care which led on to him registering as a paramedic.

Tim has worked both as an operational paramedic and a senior manager in an NHS ambulance trust. Tim is one of the University Academic Integrity Tutors and has a number of years experience acting as an expert witness in legal proceedings involving ambulance trusts and ambulance staff. He has written a number of reports for the courts and the Health and Care Professions Council. He has given oral evidence in both the County Courts and the High Court in England and Wales. Tim has a particular interest in the legal aspects of paramedic practice and in the regulation of the paramedic profession.


  • PG Cert Non-Medical Prescribing
  • PhD Health Sciences. Educating the Ambulance Clinician
  • Registered Paramedic
  • Dip Immediate Medical Care RCSEd
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Dip Urgent Medical Care RCSEd

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Urgent and acute prehospital and primary care across professional disciplines
  • The expert and professional witness in health and social care
  • Healthcare law
  • Applied research methods

Research Interests

  • Urgent and acute prehospital care
  • Major incident triage
  • Education of prehospital clinicians

Professional Bodies

Founder Member of the Faculty of Prehospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Mays, B, Gregory, P, Sudron, C, Kilner, T (2019) Awareness of CPR-Induced Consciousness by UK Paramedics. British Paramedic Journal, 4 (1). 1-5.

Renshaw J, Eaton G, Gregory P, Kilner T (2018) Does the British Heart Foundation Pocket CPR training application improve confidence in bystanders performing CPR? British Paramedic Journal. 3(1) 1-7

Eaton G, Renshaw J, Gregory P, Kilner T (2016) Can the British Heart Foundation Pocket CPR application improve the performance of chest compressions during bystander resuscitation: A randomized crossover trial. Health Informatics Journal. doi 10.1177/1460458216652645

Gregory P, Kilner T, Arnold Jones S (2015) Airway management in UK ambulance services: results of the National Ambulance Service Airway Management Audit. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 7(6), 285-290

Kilner TM, Brace SJ, Cooke MW, Stallard N, Bleetman A, Perkins GD (2011) In big bang major incidents do triage tools accurately predict clinical priority?: A systematic review of the literature. Injury. 42, 460-468

Kilner TM (2016) Medico-legal issues arising in the paramedic service. AvMA Midlands Lawyers' Support Group

Kilner TM (2016) Consent and confidentiality some case law. Emergency Medicine Continuing Evidence Forum, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Kilner TM (2016) When discharging a patient on scene can lead to a claim of clinical negligence. National Ambulance Patient Safety and Clinical Care Conference


Gregory P, Lodge S, Paget S, Kilner T (2019) Accuracy of ECG lead placement by UK paramedics.  999 EMS Research Forum Annual Conference: Advancing Patient Care: Taking Research to the Front Line, Birmingham, 1st - 2nd April 2019

Breach of Duty in Paramedic Practice. Worcestershire Medicolegal Society, Worcester, Mar 2019

Paramedic Breach of Duty. College of Paramedics West Midlands CPD Day, Worcester, Nov 2018

Medico-legal issues arising in the paramedic service. AvMA Midlands Lawyers' Support Group Meeting, Birmingham, Mar 2016