John McKenzie

Lecturer / Admissions Tutor, BSc Paramedic Science

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Health and Social Work

01482 463291

John has been a paramedic since 2006 and has worked in a variety of different environments and still practices, when time allows, with the East Midlands Ambulance Service and in motorsport.

After joining the University seeking a new challenge, John is enthusiastic about educating and energising the future of pre-hospital care within the wider faculty's provision of healthcare.


Research Interests

  • Emergency airway management

  • Student perceptions

  • Use of prehospital advanced skills

Research groups

  • Participating in research alongside the rest of the paramedic team


McKenzie J, 'Can PALM be handy for Paramedics? Exploring Pharmacologically Assisted Laryngeal Mask Insertion in relation to UK prehospital care', poster presentation to the College of Paramedics Research Conference (2015)

McKenzie J, 'Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks - Integrating advance skills into a paramedic-led air ambulance unit', poster and speech at College of Paramedics National Conference (2016)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Introduction to Evidence Based Practice for Paramedics

  • Clinical Practice Education 3

  • Moving and Handling of People

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • DipHE Paramedic Practice, Sheffield Hallam University

  • BSc (Hons) Combined Healthcare, University of Nottingham

  • PG Cert Prehospital Critical Care, University of Warwick

External roles

  • Alternate College of Paramedics board member for East Midlands

Awards and accolades

  • Nominated for Association of Air Ambulance's Award of Excellence 2017

Professional highlights

  • Instrumental in developing a night capability to UK air ambulances and completed the UK's first night-flying HEMS taskings in 2014