• 7 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

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Personal profile


John Renshaw is a Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science within the faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Coventry University.

John first graduated with a foundation degree in Paramedic Science with distinction from Coventry University in 2011- receiving the faculty award for outstanding academic performance. He started his career working as a paramedic for West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) and stuided part-time for a Bachelors degree with honours (first class) in Pre-hospital and Emergency Care. In 2015, John joined Coventry University as a lecturer pracititoner in paramedic science whilst working as a Clincial Team Mentor for WMAS. He subsequently accepted a senior lecturer position in 2016 and gained a post graduate certificate in academic practice in higher education. John is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered paramedic, a full member of the College of Paramedics, and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

John's research mainly focuses on resuscitation and pre-hospital care, although he also published; conference reports, CPD course reviews, book chapters, and a number of clinical articles. In 2017, John was one of the first paramedics to  win the Council of Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR) Public Health award for his collborative work investigating the use of smartphone technology in resuscitation and he went on to receieve an award in the 'Best of the Best abstracts' session at the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Congress for his work in this area.

Alongside his role as a senior lecturer, John is an editorial board member for the Journal of Paramedic Practice, an external examiner in paramedic science, an Adult Advanced Life Support instructor for the Resuscitation Council (UK), and a reviewer for a number of academic journals. He is also currently studying for a Doctor of Philisophy on a part-time basis at Kingston University and St Georges University, of London.


Research Interests

John has research interests in resuscitation, paramedic practice and pre-hospital care. He is currently enrolled on a part-time PhD programme, and is a member of the Emergency Cardiovascular and Critical Care Research Group, at Kingston University and St Georges University,of London (linked above).

Education/Academic qualification

Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate

Feb 2016May 2017

Bachelors of Science with honours (BSc Hons) Pre-hospital Emergency care, Degree, Coventry University

Sep 2011Jul 2014

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in pre-hospital resuscitation, Doctorate, Kingston University

Mar 2018 → …

External positions

External examiner in Paramedic Science, University of Central Lancashire

1 Oct 2018 → …

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Paramedic Practice

1 Jan 2018 → …

Adult Advanced Life Support Instructor , Resuscitation Council (UK)

1 Dec 2016 → …

Peer reviewer, Journal of Paramedic Practice

Oct 2016 → …

Peer reviewer , British Paramedic Journal

Apr 2016 → …

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Research Output

  • 7 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 2 Poster
  • 1 Chapter

Medical Research

Renshaw, J., 31 May 2019, Law and Ethics for Paramedics: An essential guide. Eaton, G. (ed.). First ed. Class Professional Publishing, p. 213-233 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    Does the British Heart Foundation PocketCPR training application improve confidence in bystanders performing CPR?

    Renshaw, J., Eaton, G., Gregory, P. & Kilner, T., 3 Jun 2018, In : British Paramedic Journal . 3, 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The National Ambulance LGBT Network Conference 2017

    Gunn, A. & Renshaw, J., 2 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Paramedic Practice. 10, 3, p. 98-101 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The BHF PocketCPR smartphone application: ‘Staying alive’ with bystander CPR

    Renshaw, J., Eaton, G., Gregory, P. & Kilner, T., 17 Nov 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


    • 2 Participation in conference

    European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Congress

    John Renshaw (Speaker)
    28 Sep 201730 Sep 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Pre-Hospen Conference

    John Renshaw (Speaker)
    25 Apr 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


    Finalist award in the 'Best of the Best Abstracts'

    John Renshaw (Recipient), Georgette Eaton (Recipient), Pete Gregory (Recipient) & Tim Kilner (Recipient), 30 Sep 2017

    Prize: National/international honour

  • Public Health Research Award

    John Renshaw (Recipient), 5 Jul 2017

    Prize: National/international honour