Mr Dean Gray

Mr Dean Gray

Lecturer in Paramedic Science

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)



Originally from Northern Ireland, Dean moved to Plymouth in 2013 to undertake a BSc in Paramedic Practitioner. Registering as a paramedic in 2016, Dean worked in Cornwall in 3 years before moving back to Plymouth. Since qualifying, Dean always had an interest in clinical skills, and always offered a helping hand with clinical skills sessions, before finally taking the dive into Clinical Education. 

Dean is still a current Practice Educator and has had many students throughout his career with the Ambulance Service. Within the Ambulance Service, Dean is a peer supporter, as well as a champion to the Time to Care initiative.  

Dean still works Part time with the South Western Ambulance Service as well as working Part time for us at the University of Plymouth. 


Level 7 Remote Clinical Decision Making - University West of England - ONGOING

Level 7 Introduction to Teaching and Learning - University if Plymouth - ONGOING 

Level 7 Mental Health Assessment in Urgent, Emergency and Acute Care - University of Plymouth - 2020 

Level 7 Practice Learning and Student Support- University West of England - 2019

Level 7 Leadership and Innovation - University of Plymouth - 2019

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (2 day course) - 2017

BSc Paramedic Practitioner - University of Plymouth - 2016 

Professional membership

Health Care and Professionals Council 

College of Paramedics 



Teaching interests

Dean's interests include clinical skills and all scenario based learning. Dean aims to make his scenarios as realistic as possible to give the students a feel for the real world. Dean likes to work with multidisciplinary teams in multi agency simulations. 



Research interests

Dean's has a keen interest in critical care

Other research

Dean is currently rolling out a pilot project with the South Western Ambulance Service, working closely with the Staying Well Service, they aim to roll out wellbeing boxes within local ambulance stations to support those staff who are struggling with their mental health during the Pandemic. Dean and the team within the SWS have been awarded a grant to aid them in rolling out his pilot study.