Thomas Hewes was born in 1978. He joined the Welsh Ambulance Service in 2002 following a BSc in Sports and Exercise Sciences. Thomas worked as a paramedic in Cardiff City Centre, both in Ambulances and Rapid Response Vehicles. During this time Thomas completed a PGCE in Adult Education and a MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice. He became a Clinical Team Leader in Wales' first 'Hazardous Area Response Team' where Thomas stayed until 2014. Thomas then joined the private sector as a disability assessor before becoming employed by Swansea University as a lecturer in 2015.

Thomas Hewes' main role at the University is to give practical and theoretical lectures to students on all the Paramedic Sciences courses. He enjoys researching practical solutions to pre-hospital emergencies.


  1. Hewes, T. Synthetic cannabinoids – the threat, the effects and the management
  2. Zayed, M., Williams, V., Glendenning, A., Bulger, J., Hewes, T., Porter, A., Snooks, H., & John, A. Care-pathways for patients presenting to emergency ambulance services with self-harm: national survey. Emergency Medicine Journal, 37, 752-755.


  • SHE107 Developing the Emergency Care Role

    This module provides an introduction to the skills and knowledge required for personal and professional development for health care providers.

  • SHE109 Core Pre-Hospital Care Skills

    This module introduces students to core pre-hospital care skills that prepare the student to act in a manner that ensures patient, public, health professional and personal safety.

  • SHE110 Basic Pre-Hospital Care Skills

    The module sets the scene to introduce students to pre-hospital care work and will focus on introductions to the body systems, protocols, policies and procedures specific technical skills, mindful of the role of the individual in the team.

  • SHE114 Personal & Professional Attributes

    This module focuses on foundational knowledge of the principles and responsibilities that underpin safe and effective practice for paramedics and introduces learners to the expectations of professional behaviour, including the standards of conduct, performance and ethics set out by the HCPC. The module introduces learners to some of the domains within the College of Paramedics curriculum guidance and facilitates the development of interpersonal skills that support inclusive engagement with service users, families, carers and the wider community. The module will introduce core knowledge and practical skills that support learners¿ ability to perform basic life support independently and as part of a team. The module introduces a variety of concepts directly related to the paramedic profession and is supported by a range of e-learning approaches that will facilitate learning and development aligned to this module. Practice based learning will be supported by a three week placement with the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust¿s Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS), enabling learners to engage and communicate with a wide range of patients with varying needs. This foundational placement will prepare learners to the world of professional practice, offering an insight into the pre-hospital environment and allowing application of taught theory.

  • SHE200 Clinical Leadership in Practice

    This module explores the concept of clinical leadership and the influence various approaches will have on managing clinical situations and informing clinical decision making. Learners will begin to understand the links between effective leadership; critical thinking, ethical decision making, communication, and situational awareness. These non-technical skills will be analysed within the context of various clinical situations; enabling learners to apply this knowledge to support their ability in applying new technical skills. The module will facilitate learners to work safely and effectively within and across various professional settings; and enhance their ability to evaluate their own practice and the impact this has on self, others and patient outcomes. This module builds on the principles of leadership, continuing with the focus on self and building on the principle of working with others. Practice based learning is supported within a variety of contexts that include: Emergency department, Theatres, Maternity, Paediatrics and within the Welsh Ambulance Service on an emergency ambulance and or a rapid response vehicle. The module adopts a blended approach to learning and development and is supported by a variety of e-learning that will facilitate growth.

  • SHM243 Complex Needs in Pregnancy

    This module has been designed to develop the student¿s understanding and application of altered health, complex childbearing anatomy and physiology, relevant psycho-social issues and midwifery care provision across the entire childbearing continuum. This includes a range of psycho-social and health complexities impacting on or associated with childbearing women, neonates and their families. Content covered offers the student an overview of these complex processes on childbearing, childbirth and the postnatal period with a specific focus on further developing midwifery knowledge and skills. The theoretical components aim to prepare students for placements where they will continue to deepen their learning and continue to apply knowledge to practice.