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Nursing and Allied Health

John Ambrose

John Ambrose

Telephone: 0151 231 4054



John has worked for the ambulance service for 30 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.

John 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 School of Nursing and Allied Health.

John works closely with paramedic programmes in Finland and Canada, forging links for students and lecturers and developing research. He has led the team in developing an international paramedic programme for LJMU.

John continues to practice as a clinician, completing a variety shifts as a registered paramedic. John is registered as a reviewer for the National Institute for Health Research. He is also an external expert for Bradford University and an External Examiner for Swansea University. John completes quality reviews of education and assessment within London Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Having completed a Masters in Research John then attained Senior Fellowship with The Higher Education Academy, he is now focused on introducing research, specifically related to the paramedic profession, with a focus on education.

John is currently undertaking a multi-professional research project related to Practice Education.


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 >Public Url

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

Engagement & Impact

Conference organisation:

Paramedic Developments and Advancements, Chair,

External committees:

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

Education Advisory Committee, College of Paramedics

Reviewer, National Institute for Health Research, Reviewer,

External Expert, Bradford University, External Expert

External Examiners, Swansea University, External Examiner


Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies:

College of Paramedic, College of Paramedics,

Other invited event:

Enhancing Student Enagement, London,

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