Sharyn Edwards

Sharyn Edwards McPara PGCert

Senior Lecturer


Sharyn is a Lecturer in Paramedic Practice based within the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences, delivering teaching on the BSc Paramedic Science course. She is the lead for Simulation within the paramedic team and also an Under gradute recruitment coordinator.

Sharyn has vast clinical experience within the ambulance service and is a Registered paramedic. Before joining the University as a full time lecturer in March 2015 she was employed by the University as an associate lecturer for five years, during which time she helped to develop and deliver the DipHE Paramedic practice course.


Sharyn is a member of the College of Paramedics which is the recognised professional body for paramedics and the ambulance profession in the UK. She has a particular interest in simulation and uses this to enhance learning, supporting contextualisation of theory. Sharyn sits on the Allied Health Professions Simulation Strategy Steering group. Sharyn works inter-professionally with other areas using simulation to enhance teaching.

Before commencement of her University post in 2015 Sharyn worked as a paramedic Clinical Supervisor based in the Yorkshire area. Before this she was a Paramedic Clinical Educator. Sharyn has 23 years’ experience in the Ambulance service.

Specialist areas of interest

Teaching with Technology
Paramedic Leadership


College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

Subject area



BSc Paramedic Science


Paramedic clinical theory and practice 2a
Paramedic clinical theory and practice 2b


Development of PebblePad Recording/Feedback tool College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences: October 2015 - Ongoing.
Project Lead: A Kirke
Project team: Sharyn Edwards, Ian McKenzie-Purdham, Debbie Hobson.
Overview: Worked with the team to develop a recording and feedback tool applicable across the subject group, currently piloting with two undergaduate modules and will be disseminated across team.

Other activities

Paramedic peer coaching


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