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UK HEMS Course Instructors

Dr Malcolm Russell
Course Director

Actively practicing pre-hospital immediate care for over twenty years, Dr Malcolm Russell has served most of his career as a doctor in the British Army including some of the UK's most elite military units. He was central in the development of concepts of combat casualty care and held the prestigious post of Senior Lecturer in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at the UK Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.  Dr Russell has extensive operational experience in desert, arctic, temperate and jungle environments, and in rural and urban settings. As a civilian, Dr Russell has worked with several ambulance services including the London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service and been involved in training paramedics and emergency care practitioners.   He remains actively involved in pre-hospital emergency medicine and is Medical Director for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust. In May 2010, Dr Russell was appointed as an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons' Diploma in Immediate Medical Care and he is the Royal College of General Practitioners' representative on the Curriculum Training and Assessment Sub-committee of the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine. Dr Russell is also Medical Incident Officer for West Midlands Ambulance service NHS Trust (one of five doctors on-call to provide a Medical Incident Officer role to Major Incidents). In 2014, Dr Russell was awarded an MBE for his services to Emergency Medicine. In his spare time, Dr Russell volunteers for Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS), a charity providing advanced pre-hospital emergency support in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Dr Russell is also Medical Director for UK International Search and Rescue (ISAR) team and UK representative to United Nations Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG). 

Prof Richard Lyon
Chief Instructor

Prof Lyon is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, HEMS Consultant and Director of Research for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. Prof Lyon is Professor of Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Care at the University of Surrey.  He has an established research portfolio in pre-hospital resuscitation, trauma care and emergency medicine with an extensive publication record. He has won numerous international awards including the top research award from the European Resuscitation Council. Prof Lyon was a lead doctor for the London 2012 Olympic Stadium and takes leading role in Event Medicine. He is an active member of the UK International Search & Rescue Team and has previous experience in the British Armed Forces. Prof Lyon is a current member of the Resuscitation Council (UK) Executive Committee and author of several international pre-hospital guidelines. 

Ms Kate Owen

Kate is a Senior Instructor for Prometheus Medical and has 17 years of experience responding to pre-hospital medical emergencies. She has been involved in instructing and mentoring clinical and non-clinical staff for several years. Currently Kate is a HEMS/Critical Care Paramedic for Wales Air Ambulance - Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service, providing advanced clinical treatment regimes to patients in traumatic situations. She also assists in the transfer of critically ill or injured patients from remote areas or smaller hospitals within Wales. Kate has recently completed the Diploma in Immediate Medical Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In 2012, Kate was appointed as a medic for the Mongol Derby medical team in Mongolia, looking after horse riders and members of crew in the remote environment. Kate enjoys outdoor adventures, jogging and learning new practical skills both in and out of work.

Mr Jez Loseby

Jez is a Senior Instructor for Prometheus Medical and has 19 years of experience responding to pre-hospital medical emergencies. Jez qualified as a Paramedic in 1996 and worked on both Accident and Emergency ambulances and fast response units as a solo responder within London. Since 2009 he has been a Critical Care Paramedic for South East Coast Ambulance and more recently he has become a HEMS Paramedic for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. Jez was also the course facilitator and lead for the Medical Induction Course for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.  His duties included writing the course programme, assembly of faculty, and delivery of the week long course to new Paramedics and Doctors. Jez enjoys kitesurfing, snowboarding, climbing and hill walking outside of work. He is also accredited for 1st Dan Black Belt and coaching in British Judo.