Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Clare Sutton

 Clare Sutton

BSc (hons) Social Sciences with Politics & Social Policy (first class) (Open University) 2006, BSc (hons) Professional Practice (Emergency Care) (first class) (University of Northampton) 2011, Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education (PGCME) (University of Cardiff) 2012, MSc Advancing Practice (Emergency Care) (Distinction) (Coventry University) 2014

Clare has had over twenty years' experience working as a paramedic and paramedic educator in a variety of clinical settings in the UK. Clare began her career with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) in 1994 and progressed through the various roles until achieving paramedic registration. Clare was based in Leicestershire, a centrally located area in the UK covering a mixture of urban and rural localities with a diverse population of around one million people.

In 2011, Clare started working at the University of Northampton as a Senior Lecturer and Practice Educator alongside her clinical role at EMAS. She continued to work at the University of Northampton whilst maintaining various clinical roles until migrating to Australia in 2015. As well as working as a frontline paramedic on the ambulances, Clare has also worked as an Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP) at a local Urgent Care Centre and as part of a GP home visiting service. This work involved assessing and creating management plans for low acuity patients presenting with a multitude of minor injuries and / or illnesses within a multidisciplinary environment.

Clare has a Bachelors' Degree with honours in Professional Practice (Emergency Care) from the University of Northampton (UoN), a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education (PGCME) from Cardiff University and a Master's of Science (MSc) in Advancing Practice (Emergency Care) from Coventry University. Her main area of interest is sepsis recognition and management and she is a keen advocate of mentoring and preceptorship programmes within the clinical environment and she has initiated and implemented pilot projects in both fields whilst working in the UK.

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  • PHC180 Introduction to Paramedic Practice
  • CLS104 Foundations of Clinical Practice

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The effect of earthing the human body on delayed onset muscle soreness and damage in healthy participants: A double-blind research study

Main authors: Peter S. Micalos and Sokcheon Pak

Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee Guideline Development Sub Group Member – Sepsis


Co-investigator on the Paramedic Student Fatigue study with Sandy MacQuarrie

Sheridan, S., Sutton, C., MacQuarrie, A., Webley, D. (2016) A cross-validation of two paramedic student assessment tools. Poster submission to CSU Research Symposium. NSW, Australia

CSU Lead for UK Portfolio – recruitment & clinical placements


Pre-hospital sepsis recognition and management

Mentoring and preceptorship

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Contributor to: Williamson, T & Thoms, L. (2014), A Practical Guide to History Taking and Clinical Examination, Milton Keynes: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

Contributor to: Brown, S. N., Cooke, M., NASMeD, A. W., Moore, F., & Chrispin, P. (2016). JRCALC UK ambulance services clinical practice guidelines: London, UK: Class Professional Publishing

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Professional Qualifications
  • HCPC registered paramedic (2006)
  • West Midlands Emergency Surgical Skills Course (WMESS) 2014
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) 2014
  • Advanced Assessment & Treatment of Trauma (ATT) 2010
  • Emergency Life Support Obstetrics (ELSO) 2011
  • Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS) 2012
  • Emergency Management of Severe Burns (EMSB) 2012
  • Paediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP) 2012
Professional Memberships
  • JRCALC Guideline Development Sub Group Member – Sepsis
  • College of Paramedics
  • Paramedics Australasia
  • Australasia & New Zealand College of Paramedics
  • Allied Health Professions Research Network
  • Canadian Emergency Research Network Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (UK)

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