John Ambrose

Nursing and Allied Health

Having completed a Master of Research and attained Senior Fellowship with The Higher Education Academy, he is now progressing on an Education Doctorate focusing on the development of paramedic education.

John has worked for the ambulance service for 32 years. He has developed clinical competencies through a range of operational, management and educational roles in the North West area. Before moving to higher education his role was divided into four areas; training, education, clinical practice and management.

He joined Liverpool John Moores University in January 2009 as a Senior Lecturer. In 2011 he became the Professional Lead for the paramedic programmes within the faculty. John is now Programme Manager, forming part of the management team within the Faculty of Health.

John works closely with paramedic programmes in Finland and Canada, forging links for students and lecturers.

Focusing on curriculum design and quality, he has chaired and engaged with a number of approval events across a range of faculties and schools in the university and with other universities across the UK.

Externally he is registered as a reviewer for the National Institute for Health Research. He is an External Examiner for London St Georges University for the Diploma, BSc and Masters programmes. John completes quality reviews of education and assessment within London Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

John has led his teams bid with AdvancedHE and is proud that the paramedic team have been awarded the nationally prestigious, Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence 2019.


2023, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Education Doctorate
2013, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Masters in Research
2012, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (Paramedic)

Academic appointments

External Examiner, Training and Education, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, London, 2017 - 2021
External Expert, School of Health, Bradford University, 2016 - 2021
External Examiner, Health, St George's, University of London, 2013 - 2018

Journal article

Peiser G, Ambrose J, Burke B, Davenport J. 2018. The role of the mentor in professional knowledge development across four professions International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 7 :2-18 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Ambrose J. 2013. Emergency response driving education within UK ambulance services Journal of Paramedic Practice, 5 :351-353

Conference presentation:

Making sense of practice-based placements involving cardiac arrest: An interpretive phenomenological analysis, Online International Doctoral Research Conference in Education 2020, Virtual event, Oral presentation. 2020

You are the real educators, Then, Now and Tomorrow: a strategy development event., Cheshire, England, Oral presentation.


Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence 2019, AdvancedHE, 2019

Other invited event:

Enhancing Student Enagement, London, 2016

External committees:

Reviewer, National Institute for Health Research, Reviewer, 2016

Education Advisory Committee, College of Paramedics. 2015

External Expert, Bradford University, External Expert. 2015

External Examiners, Swansea University, External Examiner. 2013

Forum for Higher Education Paramedic Science, College of Parameidcs, Member. 2012

Research Grants Awarded:

Free Research capacity building, Mentoring Across the Professions (MAP), Gillian Peiser (lead researcher), Julie Barrett, Jackie Davenport, Echo Yeung, Beverley Burke, Andrea Newman, Andrea Mallaburn, Avril Rowley, Debbie Duncalf,, Grant value (£): 8000, Duration of research project: 2. 2016

Conference organisation:

Paramedic Developments and Advancements, Chair, 2013

Membership of professional bodies:

College of Paramedic, College of Paramedics, 2012


Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy.