Poppy Valenti

Senior Lecturer, Paramedic Science

Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associate

Contact Details

email: p.valenti@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542811

I joined Great Western Ambulance Service – now South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT) – as an Emergency Care Assistant in 2009.

I loved frontline ambulance work so I went back to university to achieve my DipHE in Paramedic Science during which time I became the researcher for a trial on pre-hospital antibiotics for sepsis for East Midlands Ambulance Service and had my first of several articles published in the Journal of Paramedic Practice – both of which provided me with a particular passion for research.

I then returned to SWASFT and became an Operations Officer six months later which gave me insight into operational and tactical command roles, but also brought out my determination to support and develop my staff, and, on a wider level, the paramedic profession.

When an opportunity arose to join the University of Worcester Paramedic Science department in 2017, it was the obvious choice for me to continue in this endeavour and to be able to develop the next generation of paramedics.

Since joining the University of Worcester, I have become a Senior Lecturer and am Course Lead for the BSc Paramedic Studies Top-Up degree. I also continue to work for SWASFT as a Paramedic, which allows me to utilise my knowledge and skills within a frontline context and stay up-to-date with the challenges of the paramedic profession.

Qualifications

DipHE in Paramedic Science

BA (Hons) in English Lit and Philosophy

MA in English Lit

MSc in Advanced Practice (pending)

PGCE (pending)

Membership of Professional Bodies

Health and Care Professions Council

Member of the College of Paramedics