Simon Dady

Deputy Head of School of Allied Health (Paramedics)

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

School:Allied Health

Location: Chelmsford, Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Paramedic science

Courses taught: Paramedic Science

Simon is an HCPC registered paramedic with interests in clinical research and trauma care. He maintains professional clinical practice with the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) as a motorcyclist in East and Central London.

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After joining the Ambulance Service in 1995, Simon qualified as a Paramedic in 1997. He has completed over 20 operational years with the London Ambulance Service where he has worked with London’s Air Ambulance (10 years), the Motorcycle Response Unit, as a qualified Clinical Tutor and most recently as a Clinical Team Leader. In addition he has worked with the Clinical Audit and Research Department as an expert clinician and with the Clinical Hub, providing direction and ensuring patient safety from within the Control Room Environment. He completed his BSc in Paramedic Science at Hertfordshire University in 2004, his Masters in Clinical Research from City University in 2014 and through his involvement with the Reserve Armed Forces holds a City & Guilds Graduate-ship in Leadership and Management.

Research interests

  • Trauma care
  • Crew resource management and human factors
  • Professionalism
  • Paramedic education and development


Simon currently leads the BSc Paramedic Science programs across both Chelmsford and Cambridge sites in addition to leading the Preparation for Clinical Practice in Emergency Care Module.


  • Registered Paramedic (PA07915)
  • BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science
  • MSc Clinical Research
  • GCGI (Leadership and Management)
  • FHEA

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Forum for Higher Education Providers (FHEPS)
  • Post-Graduate Curriculum Guidance Development Group

Selected recent publications

Dady, S. and Drey, N., 2016. Can Pre-Hospital Screening of 999 Calls for Overdoses Improve Patient Access to Activated Charcoal? BASICS Conference, Birmingham.