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Barry Matthews

Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science

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


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.


  • 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 & 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.


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.


More publications from Barry Matthews can be found in the Research Repository.

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.