Ian McKenzie-Purdham is a Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Practice. Ian works as part of a small team in leading the development for future paramedic education. He is the module lead for the first year paramedic's practical aspect of the course and is currently helping to develop the use of Technology enhanced learning and assessment in conjunction with high fidelity simulation training.
On leaving school, Ian joined the Royal Navy and served as a Leading Medical Assistant/ Radiation Health Physics Department on Submarines. Ian served 10 years before his career was cut short due to injury.
After leaving the navy and before returning to the field of health care. Ian was the engineering purchasing office for Scotts (UK) an American horticultural company. Before that, he was a senior science technician at a comprehensive school.
Then in 1999 he joined South Yorkshire Ambulance Service as an ambulance technician, then in 2002, qualified as an IHCD Paramedic, before becoming a Paramedic Practitioner in 2006. Before joining the University in 2013, Ian spent the last 4 years with the ambulance service in the role of Clinical Development Tutor within their education department. As well as remaining as an operational Paramedic Practitioner on fast response cars.
Pre-Hospital Trauma Care