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Mr Bryan Lightowler

DepartmentSchool of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery
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Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • BSc Paramedic Sciences


Bryan joined West Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service (now Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust) in January 2001, having completed his initial Emergency Medical Technician training with Mersey Ambulance Service (now North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust).

His early career was spent working at stations throughout Leeds, and by 2003 he had qualified as a Paramedic. Within two years, Bryan had secured a position as a Clinical Team Educator and transferred to Dewsbury station where he remained for three years. During this period, he qualified as a Clinical Tutor and spent time at the Trust’s Training and Education Centre (Elm Bank).

As part of the Trust’s reorganisation, Bryan secured a position a position as a Clinical Supervisor and spent the next 3 years of his career at Halifax station with responsibility for operational staff and emergency service resources within the Kirklees and Calderdale division.

During this period, Bryan completed a BSc Paramedic Sciences degree and also attained an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice which allowed him to secure a position as an Urgent Care Practitioner with Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust at their Barnsley station. Bryan then went on to work with Airedale Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner, working within the Acute Medical Unit and Ambulatory Care Unit.

Bryan retains a bank contract with both Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Airedale General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Study History

  • MSc Advanced Practice University of Bradford 2016
  • BSc Paramedic Sciences Teesside University 2012


Lightowler, B. and Hoswell, A. (2016) Can handheld POC capillary lactate measurement be used with arterial and venous laboratory testing methods in the identification of sepsis? Journal of Paramedic Practice, 8 (8).

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