Deborah Hobson

Deborah Hobson BSc (Hons), PGC

Senior Lecturer In Paramedic Practice


Debbie Hobson is a Senior Lecturer with the Paramedic team within the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences. Debbie works with the Paramedic course team in supporting the curricula and students. She teaches on a wide range of modules including Preparation for Placement and Learning in Higher Education and Learning in Paramedic Practice.


Debbie joined the South Yorkshire Ambulance Service (SYAS) in 1982 and being keen continued her studies becoming one of the first Paramedics in the county in 1986. She has had a varied and enjoyable career including working operationally on DCAs, FRVs and the pinnacle of her career being a three year secondment to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. 

She has also held varying managerial positions within the Ambulance Service including LA, Shift Manager, Team Leader and Clinical Supervisor. In 2005 she became a Clinical Tutor working in the Doncaster training unit, becoming the Lead Clinical Tutor for YAS South in 2009 and finally the Senior Clinical Development Tutor for YAS from which she retired in 2013.

Debbie joined SHU in 2013 and is interested in developing new and innovative learning opportunities for all groups within the Paramedic learning environment. Forging close links with the HWB technical department has already improved equipment use and moulage scenarios.

Specialist areas of interest

Pre-Hospital Trauma
Simulation in Paramedic Education


College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

Development of simulation methods
Moulage for casualty simulation
Equipment management and upgrade


Dip HE Paramedic Practice


Pilbery, R. (ed) (2014) Nancy Carolines Emergency Care in the Streets, 7th ed., Burlington, Jones and Bartlett (Reviewer)

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