School of Health Sciences and Social Work


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Phil Ashwell

  • Qualifications: MA (Ed) BSc (HONS) FHEA
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: James Watson West 2 King Richard 1st Road Portsmouth PO1 2FR
  • Telephone: 02392 844460
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  • Department: SHSSW
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I began my career in the Health Profession in 1999 as a HCSW at a private hospital. I became a student at the University of Portsmouth on the Operating Department Practice (ODP) course which I passed in 2002. Having gained a BSc (Hons) in Perioperative Care in 2006 I moved from the clinical area into education. Originally involved with the development of the Expert Centre in 2006 I moved into the ODP education team in 2010. Gaining a MA Ed I now have units on the ODP course and teach across the school in other areas of expertise. I have also spoken at several national ODP and international conferences focussing on clinical simulation. I am part of the Education and Standards committee for the College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP). I am enthusiastic and passionate about teaching and enhancing the student’s experience. The use of the latest technologies and its application to patient safety is important to that experience. As part of my role I am an external examiner for another two HE establishments. Also I am the admissions tutor for elective and unscheduled care.

Teaching Responsibilities

Unit co-ordinator:

  • Health, Safety and Infection Control – Level 4
  • Perioperative Use of Drugs – Level 5

Lead for Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF)
Admissions Tutor for Elective and Unscheduled Care

Personal Tutor for 49 students – Level 4 & 5


Research profile

Explore my research profile, publications and activities on the Portsmouth Research Portal

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