Mr James Brogan


James Brogan

Mr James Brogan is an experienced Paramedic who provides expert evidence in criminal, civil and family proceedings.

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James is the Principal Lecturer – Paramedic Practice at Robert Gordon University (RGU), Aberdeen. In this role, James leads all paramedic provision at RGU and is also responsible for areas across other disciplines and streams of work within the School.

James has significant experience in paramedicine and the education of medical and non-medical prehospital practitioners. James has worked at several institutions, providing education, leadership, and teaching pre and post-registration practitioners across medical and non-medical programmes in the UK and internationally. James is a member of the Scottish Collaboration of Paramedic Educators (SCoPE) and the Scottish Government Overarching Steering Group on Paramedic Education.

James is the Geographical Education Lead (Scotland) for the College of Paramedics and provides consultant-level support for the College in Education, Leadership, Policy, and Public Affairs. James is also an Editorial Board member of the British Paramedic Journal and an Expert Witness providing medico-legal opinion in paramedic and prehospital practice in civil and criminal litigation. James is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Academy of Medical Educators.

James holds several vocational and academic qualifications, including an LL.M qualifying law degree, with a dissertation titled: “Best interests – medical paternalism v patient autonomy: an evaluation of the development of judicial approaches over time.” James is embarking on a PhD in Management at the University of York.

Experience of giving evidence

James has been providing expert opinion for over ten years. James has significant experience in providing written and oral opinion across civil, criminal, regulatory, and coronial areas. James has provided oral testimony in various courts and tribunals.

Case undertaken

  • Personal injury cases
  • Clinical negligence
  • Professional/Regulatory


Brogan, J. (2023) Leadership in action, Proceedings of the College of Paramedics Regional Conference Aberdeen. 23 August 2023. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University

Brogan, J. and Green, L. (2022) Undergraduate Paramedic Placements in a Remote Island Health Board, Proceedings of the College of Paramedics National Conference. 25-26 May 2022 Bridgwater: College of Paramedics.

Taylor, H and Brogan, J. (2020) End-of-life care part 1: implications for paramedic practice. Journal of Paramedic Practice. Vol 12, No. 9 https://doi-org/10.12968/jpar.2020.12.9.CPD1

Taylor, H and Brogan, J. (2020) Exploring the concept of ‘informed consent’ within the context of paramedic practice. Journal of Paramedic Practice. Vol 12, No. 7.

Brogan, James and Enderson, Blaine (2019) Golden principles, preferences and critical thinking. In: PHTLS 9th Edition UK. Jones and Bartlett, pp. 21-44. ISBN 9781284239225


Mr Brogan is able to undertake face to face assessment and video assessments, assess in the persons own home, travel to the person being assessed and turnaround the report within a reasonable timeframe following interview.

Qualifications & Professional memberships


  • LL.M (Common Professional Examination), University of Wolverhampton (2022)
  • PgCert (Higher and Professional Education), Staffordshire University (2020)
  • BSc Health Sciences, University of Worcester (2017)
  • FdSc Pre-hospital unscheduled and emergency care, University of Worcester (2010)


  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE)
  • Member of the Academy of Medical Educators
  • Member of the College of Paramedics
  • Health and Care Professions Council (Registered Paramedic)


  • National Education Lead (Scotland), College of Paramedics
  • Consultant, College of Paramedics
  • Editorial Board Member, British Paramedic Journal
  • Peer Reviewer, British Medical Journal (BMJ) Leader
  • Peer Reviewer, Journal of Paramedic Practice
  • Peer Reviewer, British Paramedic Journal
  • External Examiner – BSc Paramedic Studies, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • External Examiner – MSc Paramedic Science, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Past appointments
  • External Examiner BSc Paramedic Science, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
  • External Examiner, BSc Paramedic Practice (Remote and Hazardous Environments), Robert Gordon University, UK.

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