Marc Gildas Thomas is a Senior Lecturer within the Paramedic Science academic team at Swansea University. Marc is Programme Director for Paramedic Sciences Work-Based Learning and Deputy Programme Director for the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science programme. He is an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner (APP) holding an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice with extensive experience working as part of multidisciplinary teams within emergency, pre-hospital, unscheduled and primary care environments as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic, APP and a Non-Medical Independent Prescriber (NMIP).
In 2019, Marc became one of the first United Kingdom (UK) paramedics to qualify as a NMIP, being one of the first five APPs in Wales to achieve this. In addition to working for many years within the emergency medical service, Marc has worked within primary care for several years and has also been part of community-based multidisciplinary teams providing holistic care to people within their own homes normally associated with secondary care.
In addition to writing academic articles, Marc is also a peer reviewer for some paramedic-specific publications. Marc is currently working towards a professional doctorate within Swansea University Medical School researching the role and educational requirements of paramedics within primary care worldwide.