I am an Operating Department Practice lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. I am also a review panel member for the Journal of Perioperative Practice.
I am a lecturer in Operating Department Practice lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. I am mainly involved in teaching applied science and research elements of the course, and am module lead for the second year applied science module.
I qualified as an Operating Department Practitioner from Sheffield Hallam in 2010 and was awarded the Swann Morton award for academic excellence. I have worked in a number of hospitals gaining experience working in different specialities including areas outside of theatre such as intensive care, burns unit, interventional radiology, and accident and emergency at a major trauma centre. Having a background in science and education, and already completed a PGCE prior to training as an ODP, I was invited to teach lectures at SHU as a visiting specialist lecturer. I also undertook MSc study in Advanced Professional Development which I completed shortly after joining Hallam.
I joined as a lecturer in 2015. As well as teaching, my roles include admissions tutor for the course, and I have become involved with the Athena Swan project. In 2016 I became a review panel member for the Journal of Perioperative Practice. I am currently working towards gaining fellowship with the Higher Education Academy.
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
Cadman, V (2015) The impact of surgical safety checklists on theatre departments: a critical review of the literature. Journal of perioperative practice 26(4) 62-71
Richardson, V (2014) Safeguarding adults. Journal of perioperative practice 24(5) 118-120
Richardson, V (2013) Patient comprehension of informed consent. Journal of perioperative practice 23(1-2) 26-30
Review panel member for Journal of Perioperative Practice