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Following a diverse career path that included being employed as a Youth Worker, Care and Protection Social Worker and then a Police Officer, I trained as a Paramedic in South Australia in 2006. Following the development of a successful project to improve prehospital education in Penang, Malaysia and after nearly ten years of clinical practice I moved to an academic career in the UK.

Since arriving in the UK I have led development in programmes at Oxford Brookes University and the University of Gloucestershire. While at the University of Gloucestershire I designed and led the implementation of a new paramedic BSc programme.

I hold a keen interest in supporting the continued development of the paramedic profession. This, in my view, needs to lead to a global understanding of the role of paramedics within any healthcare system.

Research Interests

I am interested in all forms of research that have relevance to emergency and urgent care, particularly research relevant to the paramedic profession. As a researcher I'm more comfortable with studies Focussed Ethnographic, Phenomenological as well as descriptive statistical. I have also made use of Case Study and Mixed Method research to investigate issues and questions.

PhD Project

Patient Experience of Paramedic Interventions in a Perceived Emergency in Southern England.

I am nearing the end of my PhD candidacy through the University of New England (Australia). This is based on a Case Study investigation, using Sequential Explanatory Mixed Methods to develop an understanding of the experience of patients of paramedics during a perceived emergency in southern England.

The study is supervised by Professor Kim Usher (University of New England), Professor Debra Jackson, AO (University of Technology, Sydney) and Dr Elaine Bevan-Smith (Worchester Health and Care Trust).

Master's Project

I completed my MPhil (Public Health) in 2016. This higher degree by research was based on a focussed ethographic study investigating the impact of education on the development of a profession in Penang, Malaysia.

Education/Academic qualification

Health Science (Paramedic), Degree

Intensive Care Paramedic, Postgraduate Diploma

MPhil (Public Health), Masters

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate

Public Safety, Diploma


  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • Paramedic
  • EMS
  • Prehospital Care
  • Urgent Care
  • Emergency Care

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Global patient experience of paramedic practice

Perry, M., Usher, K. & Jackson, D., 2 Mar 2019, In : International Paramedic Practice. 9, 1

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  • Contributions to public health around the world

    Perry, M., Reynolds, L. & Clare, J., 2 Apr 2018, In : International Paramedic Practice. 8, 1

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  • Education and clinical professional development in Penang, Malaysia

    Perry, M., Reynolds, L. & Clare, J., 2 Sep 2018, In : International Paramedic Practice. 8, 2

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  • A call for research into the link between professional practice and education

    Perry, M., Bromwich, K. & Catterall, M., 2 Feb 2016, In : Journal of Paramedic Practice. 8, 2

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    Evidence based practice from the ashes of clinical freedom

    Perry, M., 2 Dec 2016, In : Journal of Paramedic Practice. 8, 12

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