College of Paramedics honour for North East Ambulance Service research paramedic.
Research paramedic Dr Graham McClelland has been awarded a fellowship of the College of Paramedics in their 2021 honour awards.
Six fellowships were awards to paramedics who have helped with the development and growth of the College of Paramedics, improved paramedic practice and developed paramedic education.
Graham has received the accolade through his work as a research fellow here at NEAS, as well as being a visiting clinical researcher for the stroke research group at Newcastle University. He is also the editor of the British Paramedic Journal
On receiving the fellowship, Graham said: “It feels really nice that some of my colleagues and peers put me forward for this.
“I think the College of Paramedics does great things for the profession and I’m honoured to be recognised as being involved with them.”
Consultant paramedic Daniel Haworth said: "We are very proud that Graham has been nominated for this fellowship. Through his research he has made a significant contribution to the ever-increasing evidence base that supports paramedic practice".
Last year, Graham was one of the first paramedics in the country to be awarded a post-doctoral fellowship and was the very first to be awarded one by The Stroke Association in order to continue his research into pre-hospital treatment for stroke patients with Newcastle University’s stroke research group.