I qualified as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) from Sheffield Hallam University in 2006, following the completion of my BSc (Hons) in Human Biology and Masters in Healthcare Ethics and Law.
In 2006 I was invited to teach at Hallam as a specialist visiting lecturer, and in 2010 took a full time post as a lecturer.
I have had various roles as a senior lecturer including course lead, placement lead and module lead and have taught on a variety of modules including applied science, mentorship and interprofessional education.
As a senior lecturer, I currently hold the role of Business Development Lead for the ODP team and I am the Lead for Simulation for the Department of Allied Health Professions (AHP).
I maintain my registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and continue to work in clinical practice and mentor students, specialising in the field of obstetrics, however I have significant experience of working in gynaecology, neurosurgery, angiography and emergency surgery.
I am passionate about developing and promoting the ODP profession and recently completed my MSc in Healthcare Education which focused on contemporary roles of the ODP. I am currently writing a series of articles for publication focused on the contemporary roles of the ODP and the development of a professional framework for the ODP profession. I have a keen interest in workforce development for ODP and other Allied Health Professions.
I am a member of the College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP), The Association for Perioperative Practitioners (AfPP), and an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). I hold posts for the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP) and I am a peer reviewer for the Journal of Perioperative Practice
Specialist areas of interest
Operating Department Practice
Career and Professional Development
Contemporary Roles in Healthcare Practice
Medical Law, Ethics and Moral Philosophy
Simulation & Human Factors
Applied Science - Anatomy and Physiology