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Rebecca Adams

Senior Lecturer in Operating Department Practice

I am the academic course lead/senior lecturer in Operating Department practice. I joined the University in April. I spent many years at Oxford Brooke's University as a senior lecturer in operating department practice. I have over 30 years experience in perioperative practice both in academic… Chevron icon


I am excited to be the course lead in operating department practice at the University of Gloucestershire.I have spent all of my career in perioperative practice in both the academic setting and in numerous NHS posts. I am a nurse and a ODP and am passionate about promoting and leading the BSc in operating practice.

I get great pleasure in supporting and nurturing the ODPs of the future and am proud to see so many of my past students working locally in Gloucestershire. My specialist areas of interest includes simulated practice and multiprofessional working and human factors training.


  • PGCert Ed, Higher Professional Education, Oxford Brooke’s University, 2011
  • BSc: Adult Nursing (Modular), UWE, 2007


NMC registered nurse and practice teacher

Teaching & Research


Undergraduate operating department practice education

Undergraduate and postgraduate nurse education


Simulation and human factors in perioperative practice

External responsibilities

Member of the allied healthcare forum Gloucestershire