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Lizi Hickson

Trustee Official for Education

Lizi joined Lancashire Ambulance Service in January 2000 and later that year was successful in joining the emergency crews as a student paramedic.  She continued her training and in 2003 qualified as a paramedic. The opportunity to join the newly formed thrombolysis team saw her leave the sector in Blackpool and transfer to Blackburn; here she worked on a RRV (Rapid Response Vehicle) and became a thrombolysis practitioner.

In 2006 Lizi joined the University of Central Lancashire (UNCLAN) on a secondment from practice to assist in the delivery of the BSc (Hons) in Paramedic Practice.  In 2006 she became a Senior Lecturer and completed her BA (Hons) in Education in 2009.  In 2006 she also became the Course Leader in BSc and in 2007 Course Leader for the Diploma in pre-hospital care.

Lizi became a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy in 2011 and completed her Post-Graduate Diploma in Education in 2012.  In 2013 she completed her Masters in Education.

In 2013 Lizi joined the College of Paramedics as the Assistant Director of Professional Standards where her duties included assisting in maintaining and reviewing the curriculum guidance and career framework.  With this post she became Chair of the Education Advisory Committee and began forming effective working relationships with many members of the College.

Lizi has recently been appointed the Trustee Official for Education with the primary purpose to represent the members’ interests in education and developmental strategies. She has key relationships with National Education Leads and provides regular updates to the Trustee Officials Committee.

 Lizi’s responsibilities also include: maintaining, reviewing, and updating the (pre-and post) curriculum and career framework, providing reports in relation to all educational activities and developments. Engaging with members on an individual basis to offer advice and support when needed.  She also sits on a number of groups developing the structure for the future development of the paramedic profession.