Staff Profiles: Barry Matthews

Barry Matthews

Staff Profile: Barry Matthews
Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science

Barry Matthews

Barry Matthews

Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science

Allied Health Professions

Barry was a technician, then a paramedic, for the North West Ambulance Service moving into education in 2016.


Barry has a keen interest in teaching technologies and digital literacy. Barry has taught Paramedic, ODP and Surgical Care Practitioner programmes at under- and post-graduate level. He has practised as a paramedic in the the North West Ambulance Service within Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Research interests include TEL, simulation, digital literacy and international collaboration in paramedic practice.


Award Title Institution Date
BSc (Hons) Genetics and Biochemistry University of Wales, Aberystwyth 2007
MSc Conservation Biology Manchester Metropolitan University 2014
DipHE Paramedic Practice Liverpool John Moores University 2014
PHCTHE Teaching in Higher Education Edge Hill University 2018

Membership of professional bodies

Advance HE Fellow

Liaison for the College of Paramedics

HCPC registered Paramedic

Teaching and research


I have a keen interest in using technology in teaching, and teaching technology. My specialist subject areas in health include biochemistry, genetics, leadership and quantitative research.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


I am interested in digital literacy and development of digital skills, especially in health academics and health care workers. I have been working on collaborative quantitative projects with international universities.


External responsibilities

I am a emergency medical consultant for ITV script writing. I have been involved in the creation of the Nurse Paramedic role and higher education programme, and have been invited to discuss this at an international level.

External examining

I am an external examiner for the University of Bedfordshire BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science programme.