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Lee Cunnell

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Paramedic Science, School Student Experience Lead

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Lee Cunnell

T: 01473 338608
E: L.Cunnell@uos.ac.uk

Career Overview

Lee trained as a general nurse at Ipswich Hospital and once qualified held a position within acute and critical care. This lead to an interest in the pre-hospital field and a career move to the Suffolk Ambulance Service (now East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust), qualifying as a Paramedic in the early 1990's.

As a paramedic Lee was elected to the Regional Medical Advisory Group (R.M.A.G), educated at degree level and successfully managed a project to improve the timely care and response to patients. This culminated in the successful introduction of rapid response and community response vehicles throughout East Anglia, which are now an established part of national Ambulance services.

Throughout his career Lee has developed an interest in education which prompted a move back into hospital to the role of advanced site clinical practitioner, educating post graduate medical students, nurses, patients and their relatives. This role worked in partnership with the out of hours medical teams and further extended his clinical and assessment abilities.

Lee is an advanced life support, paediatric advanced life support and pre-hospital trauma life support provider and a member of the PiCC placement group.

Lee joined University Campus Suffolk as a Lecturer in Acute and Critical Care in September 2009, completed the PGCE for Healthcare Professionals and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is currently a Lecturer in Adult Nursing and a Convenor at James Paget Hospital, where he is responsible for the development of improvement projects to ensure the student experience whilst in practice.

Teaching and Responsibilities

Lee teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is also module leader within the BSc (Hons) Nurse Practitioner course and the Dip HE Operating Department Practice course and contributes to a range of healthcare programmes offered by the University of Suffolk.

Most recently Lee has assisted with the introduction of a Distance Learning Paramedic Educator programme, developed in collaboration with the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST).

In March 2015, Lee will become course leader for the new innovative and exciting BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree course at UCS, which has been developed in partnership with University Campus Suffolk, Health Education East of England and the East of England Ambulance Service Trust. Lee has lead on the development of this course.

Media

Lee trained as a general nurse at Ipswich Hospital and once qualified held a position within acute and critical care. This lead to an interest in the pre-hospital field and a career move to the Suffolk Ambulance Service (now East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust), qualifying as a Paramedic in the early 1990's. Lee has over  30 years experience as a paramedic , nurse and advanced practitioner

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Publications

  • Cunnell, L., Partington, G. (2014) Musculoskeletal Assessment
  • Abbott, H., Braithwaite, W., Ranson, M.[Eds] Clinical Examination Skills for Healthcare Practitioners, M+K Publishing Limited

Conferences

  • Trauma Innovation January 2014 Military, Humanitarian and Emergency
  • Improving Patient Care December 2013 Social care reforms

Research - areas of interest

  • The impact of higher education on clinical practice and workforce development