Head of Education - Neil Lentern

Neil Lentern

Head of

Commerical Training Manager - Robin Gwinnett

Robin Gwinnett

Head of
Commercial Training

I’ve worked for the ambulance service since 2000, & currently look after the Driver Training & First Aid Training teams. In addition to this I am also the Chairman of the National Driver Training Advisory Group (DTAG) for NHS ambulance services. I regularly respond to emergency calls in order to maintain my clinical competence, & enjoy working in our fast paced organisation.

Email: Robin.Gwinnett@swast.nhs.uk



LDM North - Paula Windsor

Paula Windsor

Learning & Development
Manager North


Mike Nixon

Learning & Development
Manager East


Mike joined the ambulance service in 1994 as a Technician based at Minehead ambulance station. He then trained as a Paramedic, ECP and moved to Taunton. In 2008 he joined the education team, based in Somerset in which he has undertaken a number of roles and is now the L&D manager for Somerset and Dorset- East.

Clinical areas of interest

Mike has a wide range of clinical interests, with a particular interest in resuscitation, Specialist Paramedicine and Mental Health.

Personal Interests

Mike lives in Somerset with his family, wife Diana, daughter Ilinca and the old English sheepdog Marla. In his spare time, Mike enjoys travelling, cycling, walking and keeping fit. Email: Michael.Nixon@swast.nhs.uk

LDM West - Steve Knowles

Steve Knowles

Learning & Development
Manager West

I joined Westcountry Ambulance Service in 1995 as an ambulance care assistant based atCrediton Ambulance Station. Since then I have been deployed in various roles including Station Officer and Learning and Development Officer. Throughout my career CPPD activity has provided me with the knowledge and skills that have allowed me to deliver enhanced care to my patients. Additionally by accessing study at BSc and MSc level have enabled me to progress my career in the education of pre-hospital care staff. My current role within SWASFT is managing the Learning & Development department for Devon and Cornwall. I also regularly work operational shifts to ensure I keep my skills and knowledge up to date.

Email: mailto:Stephen.Knowles@swast.nhs.uk


Alex Jamieson- CPD Lead



I joined the Ambulance service in 2001, starting on PTS, moving to A&E Operations for several years, working as a Tech, Paramedic & Officer; then joining HART as a Team Leader during its inception in Bristol. I returned to A&E Operations in Bristol a few years later, working as an Operations Officer, until moving to Learning & Development in 2015 as Practice Placement Coordinator. I then took on the role of CPD Lead in 2017.

Prior to the Ambulance service I worked in quite a few different jobs, & loved to travel, mainly working in Outdoor education & I still love to get out in the outdoors when I can.

Email: Alex.Jamieson@swast.nhs.uk

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Jessica King, Adam Parsons, & David Sale

CPD & Commerical Training

The SWASTCPD admin support has now moved to a new team. What we do- Web administration, marketing, public relations, course bookings, internal and external relations, course administration, and so much more! We split our time between CPD and the Commercial Training dept. so we may not always be able to give you an instant response, but we will endeavour to get back to you within a few days. We are based in Exeter HQ

Email: mailto:CPD.admin@swast.nhs.uk

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Training Administrator

Joanne provides training administrative support for the North Division staff.

Email: joanne.kay@swast.nhs.uk

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Training Administrator

Juliet provides training administrative support for the East Divsion staff.

Email: Juliet.Waddell@swast.nhs.uk

Kym Edwards- Training Admin- West


Training Administrator

I joined SWAST in 2014 as an Apprentice Administrator based in the West division training college to complete my NVQ level 2 in business administration. Following completion of the level 2 award, I stayed with SWAST as the Training Administrator for the West Division.

I was awarded the Apprentice of the Year for Business Administration by her college for her work during 2015.

I am a keen football supporter, an avid reader and enjoy regularly attending live events in my home town of Plymouth.

Email: Kym.Edwards@swast.nhs.uk



Shane Daley Glos
Lesley Altoft Glos
Georgina Lambert Glos
Lizzie Ryan Glos
Kieran Brannigan Glos
Andy West Glos
Jo Saunders Glos
Becky Wilson Wilts
Andy Kardynal Wilts
Andy Newman Wilts
Jon White Bristol
Keziah Pieterson Bristol
Rowena Griffiths Bristol
Louise Griffiths Light Duties
Richard Carter Secondment
Emma Williams Secondment
Ben Hillitt Secondment


Adam Khan St Leonards
Andy Wade St Leonards
Jo Hernandez St Leonards
Seb Brown St Leonards
Pete Weeks Taunton
Sam Enticott Taunton
Gavin Fitzpatrick Taunton
Ian Dick (LSO) St Leonards
Caroline Shipway (LSO) St Leonards


Jeremy Goodchild West Cornwall
Simon Wordley West Cornwall
Melanie Maskell East Cornwall
Nigel Harris East Cornwall
Mark  Randall East Devon
Glyn  Harding East Devon
Steve Knowles South Devon
Chris Ward South Devon
Neil Hunt West Devon
Marc Moyle West Devon
Dave Pascoe Bank
Liz Brown East Cornwall
Paul Down North Devon
John Ball East Cornwall
Gerry King West Division
Nathan Wilson South Devon