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Colonel Kevin Davies MBE, RRC, OStJ, TD, DL, PhD, MA, RN, PGCE

A Professor of Nursing, Vice Chair and Non-Executive Director of the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust and Independent Trustee of St John Wales. Has been at the forefront of international nursing and wider healthcare delivery, education, training and relationship building for over 30 years. Professor Davies has advised at government level on disaster healthcare, education and training in the UK, USA, and Japan as well as advising on the development of the Disaster Nursing Global Leader (DNGL) Doctorate programme.

Professor Davies trained as a nurse in Wales in the late 1970’s and subsequently worked in Accident and Emergency. He joined the Territorial Army in 1983. Following specialist training in Accident & Emergency Nursing he joined the Regular Army in 1987. On completion of his time in the Regular Army he returned to Wales as a nurse lecturer and re-joined the TA.

Operational deployments include Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Member of the Defence Engagement Missions to China, Estonia. Hungary, Kenya and South Korea. Command appointments include Officer Commanding 144 Parachute Medical Squadron, Commanding Officer 203 Field Hospital and Deputy Commander 160th Infantry Brigade and HQ Wales.

Bringing field experience to bear and in collaboration with the NGO and defence communities developed from first principles a successful multi-professional, multi-national MSc in Disaster Healthcare and was course Director for over 10 years. He undertook a full spectrum of teaching and supervision roles across the University Faculty from undergraduate to PhD. He was Queens Honorary Nurse 2009 to 2012 and Chair of the Military Education Committee for the combined universities of Wales from 2006 to 2013. He is a qualified teacher and completed an MA in Sports Science 1994 and a PhD 2009 Specialising in Education and Training for Disaster Healthcare Professionals.

Professor Davies is Patron of the young people’s charity the Motivation and Learning Trust and is an ambassador for cancer charity Prostate Cymru delivering men’s health and awareness sessions as well as one to one supportive consultations.

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A Career in Army Nursing


The QARANC employs Officers and Soldiers in both the Regular and Reserve Army, as Registered Nurses, Student Nurses, and Health Care Assistants, and we are always looking for people. If you are interested in a career as a Nurse or Health Care Assistant which also offers other great opportunities then you are just the person we are looking for. A career in the QARANC is more than a job, you will have access to extensive training and development opportunities, not just related to your job, but personal development too. You will have the opportunity to use your skills in diverse settings – wherever the Army is employed health care professionals from the QARANC are there. Right now there are QARANC personnel working around the world, including Sierra Leone, Canada, Mali, Afghanistan, Germany, and Cyprus. Being in the QARANC you will have access to, and be expected to undertake adventurous training, and you will have access to free medical and dental care, as well as robust annual leave and pension package. For information contact a member of the QARANC recruiting team on: 01276 412741, 01276 412742 or 01276 412740 or visit

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