Louise Samouelle

Lecturer Practitioner

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

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Paramedic science

Louise is an experienced Paramedic and Paramedic Manager.  She has experience working in A&E and Minor Injuries.  She was Clinical Lead for setting up and managing the COVID-19 Services for Mid & South Essex.

louise.samouelle@aru.ac.uk

Background

Louise joined Essex Ambulance Service in 2000 as a trainee Emergency Medical Technician qualifying as a HCPC Paramedic in 2003.  She has undertaken management roles within the Service and has experience in scene management and staff resilience.

Louise finished her time in EEAST in early 2018 after working in the Emergency Operations Centre as a Regional Operations Manager.  She went to work for the Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust in A&E as a trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner.  When COVID hit, she was appointed to set up and run the COVID-19 Vaccination Service.

Louise joined ARU in 2023 as a Lecturer Practitioner; however, she also works in Emergency Medicine in Minor Injuries and has just completed her Non-medical Independent Prescriber’s course at ARU to complement her Advance Practitioner Role.


Research interests

  • Resilience in Paramedics 

Teaching

  • Teaches regularly on Advance Life Support courses.
  • BSc Paramedic Science.

Qualifications

  • BSc Paramedic Science with Emergency Practice, University of Hertfordshire
  • MSc Paramedic Science, University of Hertfordshire
  • RCUK Instructor in Advanced Life Support

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  • Member of the College of Paramedics

Media experience

Conducted interviews with BBC, ITV and SKY News regarding the COVID-19 Vaccination programme and detailing how the roll out was progressing in Mid and South Essex.