Tim Hayes

Deputy Head of School of Allied Health (Paramedics – Cambridge, ODP & Leadership)

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

School:Allied Health

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Paramedic science

Courses taught: Paramedic Science

Tim is an experienced paramedic, healthcare manager and lecturer. He leads the Diploma in Paramedic Studies across the Chelmsford and Cambridge campuses.


Having graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with a BA (Hons) in Law with History, Tim joined the then East Anglian Ambulance Service as a student Paramedic. Tim was employed with the ambulance service for over fifteen years working clinically in varied roles as a Paramedic, training officer, and HEMS critical care Paramedic.

Tim gained a Diploma in Immediate Medical Care from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. During this time Tim achieved a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Healthcare Practice from University Campus Suffolk, a Certificate of Higher Education in Emergency Medical Care from the University of East Anglia, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Anglia Ruskin University.

Tim went on to hold a number of management positions within the ambulance service, clinically and operationally at junior, middle and senior management levels. During this time he graduated with a Masters in Leadership and Management in Public Services from the University of Hertfordshire.

Tim now works full-time as a Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. Alongside this, he holds roles with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Partner on Fitness to Practice panels and a Visitor assessing universities Paramedic courses for approval. He sits on the College of Paramedics Education Advisory Committee. He has a bank contract as a Paramedic with the East of England Ambulance NHS Trust. He is currently undertaking a PhD part-time exploring why Paramedics move from working for NHS ambulance services to work in roles traditionally undertaken by doctors and nurses.

Research interests

  • Employee motivation and engagement
  • Organisational culture
  • Human factors in paramedic practice
  • Mental health crisis management by Paramedics
  • Palliative care crisis management by Paramedics


BSc Paramedic Science, Diploma in Higher Education Paramedic Studies


  • MSc Leadership and Management in Public Services, University of Hertfordshire
  • Postgraduate Certificate Advanced Healthcare Practice, University Campus Suffolk
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Diploma in Immediate Medical Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Certificate in Higher Education Emergency Medical Care, University of East Anglia
  • Registered Paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • BSc (Hons) Law with History, Anglia Ruskin University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member, College of Paramedics
  • Member, Faculty of Pre Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Serving Brother, Order of St John
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Selected recent publications

Hayes, T. (2014) Key contributor to: Chrispin, P. & Morris L. (2014) East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust Clinical Manual, 2nd edition. Somerset: Class Publishing

Hayes, T. (2011) Chapter on Critical Care Paramedic in Hawkes-Frost, L. & Nicholls, T. (2011) Pain: an ambulance perspective, Somerset: Class Publishing

Recent presentations and conferences

Hayes, T. (2016) Presentation on ‘Healthcare Law and Ethics’, Cambridge University Pre Hospital Care Society, Cambridge

Hayes, T. (2012) Presentation on ‘Transportation of Vascular Emergencies’, Vascular Society of Great Britain Annual Scientific Symposium, Glasgow