Miss Emilia Lawrenson

Miss Emilia Lawrenson

Lecturer in Paramedic Science

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)



After completing a BSc in Human Biosciences at the University of Exeter, Emilia Lawrenson pursued her interest in becoming a Paramedic. Initially, she worked in the ambulance control centres for London Ambulance Service (LAS), and then South Western Ambulance Service Trust (SWAST) taking 999 calls and dispatching ambulances. In 2012, Emilia started her Paramedic training in Poole, Dorset. She undertook a degree in Paramedic Science alongside working on front line emergency ambulances. On completion of her training, Emilia then moved abroad to Vietnam where she lived for a year. Emilia taught English as a foreign language at a university in Hanoi, as well as at a number of secondary schools and in a major hospital. After a period of travel, Emilia returned to the UK and commenced work as a front line Paramedic for SWAST in Exeter. Soon after, Emilia also gained ad hoc employment with Capital Air Ambulance to undertake global repatriation of critically sick or injured patients in a private, purpose-build jet; which she continues to do to this day. Alongside these roles, Emilia joined the 'Paramedics in Primary Care' programme through Health Education England where she is currently completing a Master's degree in Primary Care, as well as undertaking weekly work at a GP practice in Devon. Emilia continues to work bank shifts for SWAST as a Paramedic where she maintains her skills and currency in the emergency ambulance sector. In addition to all these, Emilia has pursued her interests in research, where she has recently completed an extra-curricular Level 7 project looking at the impact of pre-hospital intra-cardiac arrest thrombolysis on survival rates.

Emilia has gained wide-ranging experience; from primary care medicine, to emergency medicine, to critical care medicine. She has gained experience in teaching at university level, and has attained valuable research skills. These have all led Emilia to the role she is in today; working as a Lecturer in Paramedic Science at the University of Plymouth. 


2019 - present: MSc Primary Care, University of Cumbria

2019: Induction in Aeromedical Repatriation, Capital Air Ambulance

2018 - 2020: PGCert Health and Social Care, University of the West of England

2018: Mentorship (PPEd) Preparation Module, University of Plymouth

2012 - 2016: FdSc Paramedic Science, The Open University

2006 - 2009: BSc Human Biosciences, University of Exeter

Professional membership

Health and Care Professions Council (Reg no. PA41087)

College of Paramedics



Research interests

Impact of intra-cardiac arrest thrombolysis (ICAT) on out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA)