Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust paramedic secures prestigious PhD Fellowship!

Congratulations to Christopher Evans on being awarded a RCBC Wales PhD Fellowship at Bangor University. Christopher writes:

“Twenty-three years with the Welsh Ambulance Service has culminated in my current role as ‘Rapid Response’ Clinical Team Leader. This privileged position has taught me the true value of integrated care and the effects of fragmented service delivery, the rationale for my current research. I am honoured to be the first Paramedic awarded a coveted RCBC Wales PhD Fellowship,and hope to make a valuable contribution to prehospital emergency care. My research will accordingly evaluate the impact of an admission avoidance programme of integrated care, for users and providers of Welsh Ambulance Services. By delineating the programme’s underlying causal processes, I aim to facilitate its concordant alignment with allied services and emergent roles, creating a more sustainable and clinically appropriate platform” 

Christopher will be supervised by Drs Lynne Williams and Sion Williams, School of Healthcare Sciences. Head of School, Professor Christopher R Burton adds:

“I am delighted to welcome Chris to the School of Healthcare Sciences, and to our vibrant community of PhD students. I am particularly pleased that the School will be able to support innovation in pre-hospital care and ambulance services through this important research programme. This is a good example of how the School can support the development of healthcare in North Wales”

Publication date: 28 October 2016