Professor Kevin Davies MBE, RRC, TD, DL, PhD, MA, RN, PGCE – Patron
20th March 2018
Professor Davies left school at the age of 15. He is currently a Professor of Nursing and Disaster Healthcare and Non-Executive Director of the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust. He is President Elect of Confédération Interalliée des Officers Médicaux de Réserve (CIOMR) and has advised at government level on disaster healthcare, education and training in the UK, USA, Japan and Hong Kong where he was an Honorary Fellow at HK University. 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 Accident & Emergency Nursing training he joined the Regular Army. Completing the short course at Sandhurst (Joint best student) he served with 34 Evacuation Hospital, the Duchess of Kent’s Military Hospital as Charge Nurse A&E and 23 Parachute Field Ambulance as Training and Nursing Officer. On completion of his time in the Regular Army he returned to Wales as a lecturer and re-joined the TA.
As a Reservist he has deployed to many areas of the world including Bosnia, Kenya facilitating a vaccination programme, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. He was appointed a Member of the Royal Red Cross 1st Class (Military Operational List) in the Birthday Honours 1997 in recognition of Services to the Implementation Force in Bosnia during 1996. He has held a number of command appointments including Officer Commanding 144 Parachute Medical Squadron, Commanding Officer 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital and has served as Deputy Commander 160th Infantry Brigade and HQ Wales. In addition he was an integral member of a Defence Engagement Mission to China in 2014.
He was the course director for a multi-professional, multi-national MSc in Disaster Healthcare for over 10 years and undertakook a full spectrum of teaching and supervision roles across the Faculty from undergraduate to PhD and was 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. He was Queens Honorary Nurse 2009-2012, undertaking a range of Royal duties, appointed Professor in August of 2010 and appointed MBE (Civil List) in the Birthday Honours List 2012. In 2014 he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant South Glamorgan.
In addition in 2013 he became a medical advisor to the HALO Trust and has deployed to the Ivory Coast, Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. He undertakes a number of consultancy roles within industry as well as being CEO of the young people’s charity the Motivation and Learning Trust. He is an ambassador for cancer charity Prostate Cymru and became Chair RFCA Wales and member Council RFCA in May 2014.