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College of Paramedics Research Conference 2019

Date: 24 Sep, 2019

Time: 09.00 - 17.00

Address: Cardiff City Stadium, Leckwith Road CF11 8AZ, Cardiff

Event Information

This event is sponsored by: 


Members of the College of Paramedics £40, Non members £60, Student members of the College of Paramedics £25.

Student member places are limited, please book here

What's on Offer:

  • The Malcolm Woollard Memorial Lecture 
  • Presentations on current research to be selected from abstract submissions
  • Moderated poster session
  • Networking and research collaboration opportunities


 Registration and Refreshments

 New era for research in the College of paramedics?   

Professor Julia Williams, FCPara
Head of Research, College of Paramedics


 Malcolm Woollard Lecture:
Archibald Leman Cochrane, father of evidence based medicine & one time Ambulance attendant: The relevance of his life & philosophies to modern paramedics.

Dr Nigel Rees, QAM FCPara, Head of Research and Innovation, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust





Prehospital CPAP for Acute Respiratory Failure: the ACUTE feasibility and pilot randomised controlled trial.
Josh Miller

An exploration of the experience of paramedics who are early adopters of independent prescribing in a range of healthcare settings in the UK.
Karen Stenner

1st year student paramedics’ perceptions of non-ambulance clinical placements.
Nicola Credland

Ambulance clinicians’ perspectives of sharing patient information electronically.
Jack Barrett


Optimising ambulance service contribution to clinical trials: an exploration using focus groups.
Helen Pocock

 Predictors of effective management of acute pain in children within a UK ambulance service: a cross-sectional study.
Greg Whitley

Exploring the physical health and wellbeing of emergency medical staff.
Heather Lowther
Accuracy of ECG Chest Electrode Placements by Paramedics: an observational study.
Pete Gregory

 Moderated poster presentations
 Lunch and posters
 Introduction to the afternoon’s events
Professor Jason Killens, Chief Executive, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Each delegate can attend one workshop

  • Getting started in paramedic research: first steps
  • Making sense of published research
  • Writing for publication
  • How to make a successful application to the National Institute for Health Research Fellowship schemes
  • How to write a research proposal 
  • Presenting your research: top tips for posters and presentations
  • Ethical issues in research: how to manage the challenges
  • Research infrastructure: building capacity, capability and leveraging grant funding in paramedic research.



Disseminating through Debate: Fun with a controversial topic!
Paramedics should not do research: leave it to the academics! 



 Closing Comments and the way forward…….
Professor Julia Williams


Conference registration includes access to all presentations, choice of workshops, poster viewing, refreshments and lunch, exhibition area and CPD certificate of attendance.

Free parking on-site.






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