I qualified as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) at the Cambridge University Hospital Trust (Addenbrookes)
I have been involved with QAA, HCPC and the College of Operating Department Practice (CODP) in both the development and support of quality transformation in Higher Education. This experience enabled me to support and advise colleagues, as well as reinforcing my interest in researching the student pathway, assessment, curriculum development and professional standards.
I am a partner with HCPC supporting annual monitoring, major change and visits. I have an excellent knowledge of the SETs and the SOPs, standards of conduct, performance and ethics and approval and monitoring of programmes. I have used this knowledge to support colleagues through annual review and curriculum development.
External Examiner for several ODP programmes this has enabled me to work with other HEis in the interpretation and development of their quality processes. This has provided me with the opportunity of the exploration of the comparability of the student experience, therefore enabling me to disseminate this information to other ODP programmes.
I am currently studying for a Professional Doctorate (EdD) exploring student collaboration and transformation through professional acculturation in Higher Education.
Fellow with HEA
- Action Research
- Professional Identity