I qualified as an Operating Department Practitioner from Sheffield Hallam University in 2010, following the completion of an undergraduate degree and postgraduate qualification.
After undertaking work as a visiting lecturer alongside clinical practice, I joined the ODP team as a full time in 2015. I currently hold the role of Admission Lead for the ODP team.
I qualified as an Operating Department Practitioner from Sheffield Hallam University gaining the Swann Morton award for academic excellence following completion of my BSc (dual hons) in Biochemistry and Genetics, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Secondary school Science with Qualified Teacher Status.
I have worked in a number of areas of clinical practice including outside areas such as intensive care, burns unit, interventional radiology, and accident and emergency at a major trauma centre. My main area of clinical practice was specialising in obstetrics. Whilst in clinical practice, I undertook work at SHU as a specialist visiting lecturer and started my MSc in Advanced Professional Development which I completed in 2015 shortly after joining SHU as a full time lecturer.
As a senior lecturer I currently hold the role of Admission Lead for the ODP team. I teach across a variety of modules including applied science, research, writing for publication and interprofessional education.
I am a peer reviewer for the Journal of Perioperative Practice and the International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care.
Specialist areas of interest
Recruitment Increasing ODP research and publication involvement
I am currently involved in updating the 'A day in the life of an ODP' website.
Operating Department Practice
BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice
Currently undertaking PhD study titled 'Migrant women's experiences of Caesarean section'
Cadman, V. (2018). Use of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist in low and middle income countries: a review of the literature. Journal of perioperative practice, 28 (12), 334-338. http://doi.org/10.1177/1750458918776551
Cadman, V. (2016). The impact of surgical safety checklists on theatre departments : a critical review of the literature. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 26 (4), 62-71. https://www.afpp.org.uk/books-journals/journal_archive/article-1851
Richardson, V. (2014). Safeguarding Adults. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 24 (5), 118-120. http://doi.org/10.1177/175045891402400505
Richardson, V. (2013). Patient comprehension of informed consent. J Perioper Pract, 23 (1-2), 26-30. http://doi.org/10.1177/1750458913023001-204
Review panel member for Journal of Perioperative Practice