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I took the position of Lecturer in Perioperative Practice at the University of Huddersfield in September 2015, having previously held the position of Operating Department Practitioner at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (since January 2001).
I am currently involved in the European Research Project NESTLED (Nurse Educator Sumulation-based Learning).
Dunn, L., Tyas, M. and Garside, J. (2016) ‘Pre-Registration Students Reactions To Simulation As An Education Approach Within An Operating Department Practitioner Curriculum A Qualitative Review’ Clinical Simulation in Nursing , 12 (5), pp. 147-151. ISSN 1876-1399
Dunn, L. and Brown, S. (2014) ‘Diathermy smoke: a risk to perioperative practitioners?’ Journal of Operating Department Practitioners , 2 (7), pp. 320-322. ISSN 1746-7357
Brown, S. and Dunn, L. (2013) ‘Diathermy smoke: hazardous to health?’ Journal of Operating Department Practitioners , 1 (2), pp. 60-64. ISSN 1746-7357
I presented at the Delivering Safe Effective Operating Theatres Conference 2015
The focus of my research activities to date have been within the subject areas of Perioperative practice and simulation as a teaching and learning strategy. Particularly the investigation of diathermy smoke in the perioperative environment and its relationship to the health of practitioners and Student perspectives on simulation. My interest in simulation has led to me becoming involved in the NESTLED project, which is an international project to study the competencies of nurse educators who use Simulation-Based Education (SBL). Later, this project continued with the funding of a grant from the European Union (EU) to develop the competencies for nurse educators to integrate SBL into curriculum delivery. Laerdal a major medical equipment manufacturer including medical simulators have since adopted this framework to offer the educators who utilise SBL.