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 Joseph Francis

Joseph Francis

Clinical Skills Tutor

 01872 25 5111

 Knowledge Spa S06


University of Exeter Medical School, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, TR1 3HD


Clinical Skills Tutor | BMBS Medicine
MSc Co-Lead | Advanced Clinical Practice
Advanced Paramedic | Primary Care

I am an Advanced Paramedic in primary care, Clinical Skills Tutor and MSc Co-Lead for Advanced Clinical Practice, splitting my time between caring for patients and passionately educating medical and allied health students. Having achieved a BSc (Hons) in Paramedic Science, I have focussed my clinical studies in primary care therapeutics with specific interests in deprescribing and mental health. Within my educational roles, I have recently become engaged in deep psychological theory and critical pedagogy, applying this through an Education Fellowship with the University of Exeter Education Incubator and psychotherapy training. Here, I am greatly interested in the psychology of neoliberalism and challenging performativity-based education systems through integrating playful learning strategies.

Prior to joining Exeter I have held roles in various NHS clinical environments and have spent time training in remote/humanitarian medicine, volunteering in Northern India and the Calais ‘Jungle’ providing clinical humanitarian aid. Educationally, I have worked as a Lecturer in Paramedic Science, innovating and leading on patient assessment modules and physiology modules within modular-based curriculums.


  • Advanced Life Support Instructor

  • Post Graduate Diploma | Therapeutics

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

  • Advanced Practice Minor Illness and Minor Injury

  • BSc(Hons) Paramedic Science


Research interests

  • Antimicrobial resistance and stewardship
  • Human and environmental interaction
  • Therapeutics
  • Playful learning and gamification
  • Evidenced-based education and critical pedagogy
  • Psychology, political theory and psychotherapeutics

Research projects

  • MSc Therapeutics
  • Point-of-care blood testing for admission avoidance and deprescribing project lead
  • Continuing CPD publication for Paramedic journals
  • Primary care for Paramedics | Editor | Pending Publication

External Engagement and Impact

Editorial responsibilities

  • Journal article reviewer

Invited lectures

  • Paramedic Science lecturing 


Teaching responsibilities: (Undergraduate, Postgraduate)

  • Playful learning
  • Digital blended learning strategy
  • Clinical skills
  • ECG
  • Emergency medicine / Primary Care
  • Resuscitation
  • Patient assessment
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Schwartz Round Facilitation



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