Martin Reilly is the Principal Lecturer and Professional lead for Operating Department Practice (ODP) in the Department of Allied Health Professions and is a registered professional with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). He originally commenced his career in the NHS as a porter and has progressed to his current role at SHU. Teaching is a passion and is driven to further develop the ODP profession. Martin started with the City and Guilds 752 in Operating Department Assistant course in 1991 with the North Trent School of ODA's and was exclusively based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. He qualified in December 1993 and quickly established himself as an ODA. With the changes to the profession he soon took on the new ODP status by becoming a Senior ODP. In January 1999 Martin started his new positon as one of the first Lead Practitioners in the country for Anaesthetics and it was not long before he was leading a team and teaching resuscitation. Since then he has led a Multi-disciplinary emergency team and also being a Resuscitation Officer running many courses at Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS trust hospitals.
In September 2007, he joined the ranks of lecturers at Sheffield Hallam University and during his time here he has been Placement lead, Course Leader and Team leader, steadily progressing towards the post he currently resides as a Principal Lecturer. In the time at SHU Martin has developed many resources to better his profession and was the development lead for the new BSc in Operating Department Practice, leading a successful validation in 2013. He has also developed the Day in the Life of an ODP project and was part of the recruitment and retention programme at SHU.
His current role includes leading a small team of lecturers, who as a team deliver and develop the teaching on the BSc programme in Operating Department Practice.
Specialist areas of interest
Recruitment and retention