Mr Peter Allum
Profiles

Mr Peter Allum

Lecturer - Health Studies, Paramedicine

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)

Role

Programme Lead for MSc Pre-Hospital Criticial Care - Retrieval and Transfer

Lecturer for BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practitioner 
Lecturer in Health Studies / Paramedicine

Qualifications

  Qualifications

Academic Qualifications:

2016    Completed RDC 2 Transfer from MPhil to PhD

2015    MSR703 Quantitative Analysis 1

2014    Enrolment on MPhil / PhDprogramme

 Title: Investigating opportunities for sustainability behaviours within Paramedic        Practice and Ambulance Service Delivery

2010    MSc in Professional Studies- Clinical Education

 (Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry)         

2007    Peninsula Medical School Post Graduate Diploma: (ClinicalEducation)

2007    PPHI 002 Research Project and Design

2003    Peninsula Medical School Post Graduate Certificate: (Clinical Education)

2002    University of Plymouth, Institute of Health Studies – Diploma Module Evidence      Based Practice (HEA 273)


Professional Qualifications:

2014    Joanna Briggs Institute – Systematic Review Programme

2013    EZ-IO Clinical Principles –Train the Trainer Programme (Vidacare)

2012    Bronze Commander Qualification (SWASFT)

2012    Manual Handling refresher (Northern DevonHealthcare NHS Trust)

2011    The Royal College of Surgeons of England – Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (With Instructor Recommend)

2011    Introductory Course in Moving and Handlingof Loads (Northern Devon  Healthcare NHS Trust)

2010    Fire Marshalling at University of Plymouth

2009    Moving and Handling Refresher Training (NorthernDevon Healthcare NHS Trust)

2008    Ambex (Ambulance Service Association) Annual Conference

2008   Moving and Handling Refresher Training (Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust)

2005    Emergency Planning College (Cabinet Office) Foundation Modules

             Introduction to Civil Protection

             Introduction to Crowd and Event Safety Management

2005    National Joint Services CBRN Strategic /Tactical Commanders Qualification

2005    ASA / HPA Service Radiation Policy Advisor (Level Three) Qualification

2005    Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response Qualifications (Health  Protection Agency – Radiation ProtectionDivision) Accident and Emergency  Radiation Monitor Training

2005    Defence Logistics Organisation – Nuclear Movements & Nuclear Accident  Response Group (Nuclear Accidents Procedures Course – Transportation)

2004    Health Protection Agency - ‘Silent Weapons Seminar’ Training

2003    Advanced Life Support Group – Generic Instructor Course for Major Incident  Medical Management and Support –Instructor Qualification

2003    National Joint Services CBRN Operational Commanders Qualification

2002    Department of Health South West Region –Personal Protective Equipment &  Decontamination Training

2002    Advanced Life Support Group – Major Incident Medical Management and  Support (with Instructor Recommend)

2001    The Royal College of Surgeons of England –Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support  (With Instructor Recommend)

2000    IHCD Health and Care Limited – Ambulance Aid Tutor Award

1995    IHCD Health and Care Limited – Ambulance Paramedic Award

1993    IHCD Health and Care Limited – Ambulance Aid and Ambulance Driving Award


Posts held:

2015   Programme Lead for MScPre-Hospital Critical Care – Retrieval and Transfer

2015   Admissions Tutor for BSc(Hons) Paramedic Practitioner Programme

2010   Programme Lead for BSc(Hons) Paramedic Practitioner Programme

2006   Lecturer for Paramedicine / Faculty of Health  

2004   Emergency Planning Officer, Westcountry Ambulance Service NHS Trust

2004   Part time Lecturer, University of Plymouth

2003   Acting Head of Education, Westcountry Ambulance Service Training College

2001   Training Officer, Westcountry Ambulance Service Training College

1995   Paramedic, Westcountry AmbulanceService NHS Trust

1992   Emergency Medical Technician,Westcountry Ambulance Service NHS Trust

1990   Ambulance Care Assistant, Devon Ambulance Service 

Professional activities:

2015               Peer Reviewer for Elsevier Editorial System (EES) – Journal of International Emergency Nursing.

2015               Nomination for the SSTAR Award for “Best Feedback”.The Student Staff Teaching and Representation (SSTAR) Awards allow students to nominate staff and students they feel have gone above and beyond their role in order to create a positive university environment.

2015(-2019)  External Examiner for Hertfordshire University MSc Advanced Paramedic Practice (Critical Care) and MSc Paramedic Science.

2014                Member of the Forum for Higher Education Paramedic Sciences (FHEPS)

2013                Invited Associate member of the International Institute for Sustainability in  Emergency Services (IISES)

2013                Refresher training for surgical airway insertion

2012                Invited Speaker for the 1st Saudi International Forum on Emergency  Medical Services Education (King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

2012                Panel Approval Member for the Return to Midwifery Re-Validation  process.

2012                Member of SWASFT Environmental Management Group

2011                Book Review: Pearson's Editorial Assistant invitation to review: entry-level  A&P textbook proposal.  Aimed at FE/degree entry-levelstudents of  Nursing/Allied Health Professions such as Paramedic Sciences

2011                Peer reviewer for The Journal of Medical Ethics

 (British Medical Journal Group)

2011                Engagement in Practice through Honorary Contract with South Western    Ambulance Service Trust

2008                External Advisor Panel Member for Oxford BrooksUniversity Approval for  Foundation Degree Paramedic Emergency Care

2006                Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) Course  Instructor

Professional membership

 

Professional affiliations:

Health and Care Professions Council – Paramedic – PA03998

College of Paramedics (Full Member) 

South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWAST)

(Honorary contract)

Roles on external bodies

Hertfordshire University External Examiner for MSc Advanced Paramedic Practice (Critical Care) and MSc Paramedic Science

Associate Member of The International Institute for Sustainability in Emergency Services (iiSES)-  which draws its Board of Directors and Associates from around the world. Our unifying passion is exploring and advocating for sustainability in emergency services

Teaching interests

Leadership and Management

Ethical Decision Making
Sustainability in Paramedic Practice
Cardiac Care
Research study skills
Major Incident Management

Staff serving as external examiners

HertfordshireUniversity

External Examiner for MSc Advanced Paramedic Practice (Critical Care) andMSc Paramedic Science

Research interests

Title - Investigating Opportunities for Sustainability Behaviours within Paramedic Practice and Ambulance Service Delivery
(PhD thesis)

Title - 'A Qualitative study to explore what factors influence UK Paramedics' ability to make ethical decisions within clinical practice'
(Dissertation for MSc Professional Studies in Clinical Education)

Other research

 

Grants & contracts

Research / Consultancy / Research grants awarded

Title: Sustainable Healthcare Waste Management:  The development of a Financial and Carbon Savings Calculation Tool

Principal Investigator UK 1, Andy Nichols, Sean Manzi, Peter Allum, Jane Grose, Janet Richardson, Rumbi Mukono.    University of Plymouth.  Principal Investigator US 2, Seth Hawkins International Institute of Sustainability in Emergency Services [pending]

 

Title: Games People Play: Games to enhance teaching and learning in Healthcare. Allum, P. Cooper, S. Nelmes, P and Skirton, S. Amount Awarded: Total budget £30,000 (National Teaching Fellowship Scheme)

Nichols, A and Allum, P (2015) EMS and Waste: a discussion of sustainable EMS waste management. Journal of Paramedic Practice. Vol 7(11) pp 568–571

 

Richardson, J., Allum, P. and Grose, J. (2015) Can a health and sustainability scenario session change undergraduate paramedic students’attitudes towards sustainability and climate change? Journal of Paramedic Practice Vol 8 (3) pp.130-136

 

Endacott, R.,Bradbury, M., Jenkin, A., Allum, P., Winfield, L., Scholes, J., Cooper, S.,Kinsman, L. (2013) Testing the FIRST2ACT simulation model with inter-professional experienced learners in situations requiring ethical decision-making skills. Abstract accepted for 5th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato Italy.

 

Blakeley, G., Cooper, S., Skirton, H., Allum,P. & Nelmes P. (2011) Games, Games, Games: Educational Games for Health Professionals. Plymouth: UoP Press

 

Blakely, G., Skirton, H., Cooper, S., Allum, P. and Nelmes, P. (2010), Use of educational games in the health professions: A mixed-methods study of educators' perspectives in the UK. Nursing & Health Sciences, 12: 27–32.

 

Invited contributor for Endacott, R, Jevon, P and Cooper, S (Eds) (2009) Clinical Nursing Skills. Oxford: Oxford University Press

 

Allum, P. and Hughes, C. (2009) ‘Taking a Peripheral CRT’ in Endacott, R, Jevon, P and Cooper, S (Eds) Clinical Nursing Skills. Oxford: Oxford University Press

 

Allum, P. and Hughes, C. (2009) ‘Administering Blood Transfusions’ in Endacott, R, Jevon, P and Cooper, S (Eds) Clinical Nursing Skills. Oxford: Oxford University Press

 

Hughes, C. and Allum, P. (2009) ‘Measuringand Recording the Pulse’ in Endacott, R, Jevon, P and Cooper, S (Eds) ClinicalNursing Skills. Oxford: Oxford University Press

 

Hughes, C. and Allum, P. (2009) ‘Measuring and Recording Blood Pressure’ in Endacott, R, Jevon, P and Cooper, S (Eds) Clinical Nursing Skills. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Blakeley, G. Skirton H. Cooper S. Allum P. Nelmes. P (2008) Educational gaming in the health sciences: A quantitative systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing.65 (2) p259-69 

Reports & invited lectures

International

2012    Invited Guest speaker for 1st Saudi EMS Forum in King Saud University, Riyadh,  Saudi Arabia

National

2015    Invited Guest Speaker for College of Paramedics UK National Conference for  Student Paramedics

2014    Invited Guest Speaker for Plymouth University School Research Forum (School of  Health Professions) for Sustainability in EMS delivery

2014    Invited Guest Speaker for Plymouth University Institute for Sustainable Solutions  Research (ISSR) for Sustainability in EMS delivery

2014    Invited Guest Speaker for Plymouth University Student Research Forum (School of Health Professions) for Sustainability in EMS delivery

Other academic activities

National

2013    Health and Care Professions Council Seminar on Service User representation

2013    UoP Phillip Lamb Conference on Pregnancy, Obstetrics and Puerperium

2013    Healthcare Gone Wild – Wilderness medicine Seminars (Dr. Seth Hawkins USA)

2013    Sustainability in EMS delivery – Seminar (Dr. Seth Hawkins USA)

2013    Setting up of EMS delivery in Bhutan - Seminar (Dr. Seth Hawkins USA)

2012    College of Paramedics Stakeholder Event for Curriculum Framework 3rd Edition -University of Hertfordshire

2012    UoP Phillip Lamb Conference on Mental Health Awareness

2011    Health Professions Council Seminar on Practice placements, Belfast

2010    Health Professions Council Seminar onStandards of conduct, performance &  ethics, Glasgow

2010    SWAST TETRA  Airwaves Radio System seminar

2009    National Conference for Educators of Ambulance Professionals

2009    NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement- Introducing Improvement into  Pre-registration Education for Better, SaferHealthcare: The Student Experience  NEC, Birmingham,

2008   Media Training (University of Plymouth)

2008   AMBEX (Ambulance Service Association Annual Conference)

2007    UoP Faculty of Health & Social Work Conference

2006    Peninsula Practitioners Conference

2004    Emergencies on Trial Seminar – Health Protection Agency