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Paul Gowens

Vice Chair

Paul is currently lead consultant paramedic, leading the team of consultant paramedics at the Scottish Ambulance Service and the Trustee Official for Professional Practice at the College of Paramedics.

A Fellow of the College of Paramedics and founder member of the faculty of pre-hospital care at the RCSEd he has undertaken both the Scottish Patient Safety Programme and the Health Foundation, Generation Q Fellowship, and is passionate about professional leadership and improving pre-hospital care of the critically ill and deteriorating patients. He has experience of emergency medical services systems across the world.

As a National Clinical Advisor at the Scottish Government, Healthcare Quality and Strategy Directorate and a member of the Resuscitation Research Group, Edinburgh, he has worked extensively on Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest, Major Trauma Systems and Sepsis. An associate senior lecturer at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals.