Kirsten Comer

Paramedic Lecturer Practitioner

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Allied Health

Kirsten has seven years’ experience in front-line emergency medicine as an HCPC registered Paramedic. 

Background

Kirsten completed a BA (Hons) degree in Adventure Leisure and Events Management and working in the field for three years before choosing to change careers entirely, deciding to work in healthcare.

She has spent the last seven years working for the East of England Ambulance Service, entering as a Student Paramedic. She then acquired her Emergency Medical Technician qualification, which she worked as while training to be a Paramedic through Anglia Ruskin University.

Research interests

  • Major incidents (pre-hospital) and the management thereof
    The management of major incidents (terrorist attacks, large scale disruption), within the UK have changed dramatically over the last ten years. The government and associated bodies (NHS, Police Service etc) have had to change the way they think, manage and pre-empt these occurrences. This field is ever changing and evolving, which makes it a very exciting time to learn.
  • Trauma in the prehospital setting
    Trauma and the reach of what is possible in the prehospital setting is ever being challenged and pushed to its limits. Studies and research are constantly being updated to affect the way in which trauma treatment is managed, resulting in interesting debates and exciting potential for the field.

Qualifications

  • DipHe – Paramedic Science
  • BA (Hons) – Adventure Leisure Management and Events Management

Memberships, editorial boards

HCPC