Portrait of Dr Stephen White Dr Stephen White

s.a.white2@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472461



Biography

Stephen White joined the university in October 2002, is a senior lecturer and Academic Lead for Technology Enhanced Learning & Research in the School of Human and Health Sciences. Stephen has a background in perioperative practice, and is a registered Operating Department Practitioner. He began his healthcare practice in 1985 in the Royal Air Force, before becoming an educator in 1993, serving in both single service and tri-service institutions, which led to the transition into academia at the Defence School of Health Care Studies, University of Central England, Birmingham in 2001, and then to the University of Huddersfield. Stephen’s passion for using and promoting technology in education ultimately led to his current role being established in 2014, to work with colleagues in developing educational technology initiatives. Stephen has studied e-learning & multimedia at Masters level, and his PhD focuses on the potential infection risks of using mobile technologies in the healthcare environment. 

Research and Scholarship

​Stephen has two related focuses for his research, both concerned with technology and its use in healthcare and education. For the former, the focus is on promotion of safe working practices as mobile device use increases in the delivery of healthcare. The latter considers pedagogical and logistical perspectives in the use of technology in education and research.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

White, S (2017) Determination of the Infection Risks Posed by the Use of Mobile Technology in Healthcare Settings Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

2015

White, S., Humphreys, P. and Topping, A. (2015) ‘Evaluating Mobile Device Cleaning Policies in the NHS’. In: Infection Prevention Society Conference 2015, 28th - 30th September 2015, Liverpool, UK

White, S., Humphreys, P., Topping, A. and Oakes, L. (2015) ‘Evaluating decontamination methods for mobile devices’. In: Infection Prevention Society Conference 2015, 28th - 30th September 2015, Liverpool, UK

White, S., Folley, S., Williams, S. and Allen, J. (2015) ‘Preparing Higher Education Tutors for Delivering Online Courses’. In: The Seventh International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning. Lisbon, Portugal: IARIA. pp. 20-26. ISBN 978-1-61208-385-8

Hamza-Lup, F. and White, S. (2015) ‘Hybrid Course Delivery: Impact on Learning and Assessment’. In: The Seventh International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning. Lisbon, Portugal: IARIA. pp. 48-54. ISBN 978-1-61208-385-8

Hamza-Lup, F. and White, S. (2015) ‘Design and Assessment for Hybrid Courses: Insights and OverviewsInternational Journal On Advances in Life Sciences , 7 (3 & 4), pp. 122-131. ISSN 1942-2660

2014

Gibbs, G. and White, S. (2014) ‘Going the distance: supporting a teaching team to move to distance learning. A Case Study. How ready are academics for the ‘Only Connect’ world?’. In: HEA Social Sciences Conference, 21 -22 May 2014, the Studio, Birmingham, UK

Gibbs, G. and White, S. (2014) ‘Case study. We’re not the Open University. So can we do it?’. In: OER 2014, 28-29th April 2014, Newcastle, UK

2013

White, S. and Low, C. (2013) ‘The O3 Project - Implementing Support For The Transition To Distance Learning’. In: The Fifth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning. Nice, France: IARIA. pp. 15-19. ISBN 978-1-61208-253-0

2012

White, S., Topping, A., Humphreys, P., Rout, S. and Williamson, H. (2012) ‘The cross-contamination potential of mobile telephonesJournal of Research in Nursing , 17 (6), pp. 582-595. ISSN 1744-9871

White, S. and Sykes, A. (2012) ‘Evaluation of a Blended Learning Approach Used in an Anatomy and Physiology Module for Pre-registration Healthcare Students’. In: Proceedings of eLmL 2012, The Fourth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning. : ThinkMind/IARIA. pp. 1-9. ISBN 978-1-61208-180-9

White, S (2012) ‘ePortfolios: A Vision of Their Use as a Life Record, from Birth to Death’. In: The Fourth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning eL&mL 2012 (part of DigitalWorld 2012), 30th January - 4th February 2012, Valencia, Spain

Ousey, K. and White, S. (2012) ‘A Case Study Exploring a Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Initiative to Use E-Learning to Meet the Professional Learning Needs of Health and Social Care Practitioners’. In: Organizational Learning and Knowledge: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. pp. 1329-1343. ISBN 9781609607838

2011

Ahmed, E., Ward, R., White, S. and Jabbar, A. (2011) ‘Use of Emerging Mobile Technologies in Portfolio Development’. In: MOBILITY 2011: The First International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users. Barcelona, Spain: IARIA. pp. 81-85. ISBN 978-1-61208-164-9

White, S. and Ousey, K. (2011) ‘Effectively using an online multidisciplinary tool to update healthcare mentors: a comparative evaluative studyInternational Journal On Advances in Life Sciences , 3 (3/4), pp. 39-46. ISSN 1942-2660

White, S. and Ousey, K. (2011) ‘Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Multiprofessional Online Mentor Update Tool’. In: The Third International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning eL&mL 2011, February 23-28, 2011, Gosier, Guadeloupe, France

2010

White, S. and Ousey, K. (2010) ‘Development of an Interprofessional eLearning Mentor Update Package’. In: 7th Asia Pacific Nurses Convention (ASPAN), 30th June - 2nd July 2010, Singapore

White, S. and Ousey, K. (2010) ‘Using E-Learning And Blended Learning Principles In A Problem Based Learning Package To Contextualise Anatomy And Physiology’. In: 7th Asia Pacific Nurses Convention (ASPAN), 30th June - 2nd July 2010, Singapore

Ousey, K. and White, S. (2010) ‘Using technology in professional education’. In: 17th International Conference on Learning, 6th-9th July 2010, Hong Kong

White, S. and Ousey, K. (2010) ‘Teaching Anatomy and Physiology Online Using Problem-Based Learning’. In: 2010 Second International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-Line Learning. Saint Maarten, Netherlands, Antilles: IEEE. pp. 23-28. ISBN 9781424457182

Ousey, K. and White, S. (2010) ‘A Case Study Exploring a Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Initiative to Use E-Learning to Meet the Professional Learning Needs of Health and Social Care Practitioners’. In: Interprofessional E-Learning and Collaborative Work. IGI Global: Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. pp. 286-300. ISBN 9781615208890

2009

Ousey, K. and White, S. (2009) ‘Using PBL to meet the needs of mandatory training in healthcare’. In: 2nd International PBL Symposium - What Are We Learning About Learning?, 10 - 12 June 2009, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

White, S. and Ousey, K. (2009) ‘A proposal to deliver anatomy and physiology education through a multimedia problem based learning package’. In: 2nd International PBL Symposium - What Are We Learning About Learning?, 10 - 12 June 2009, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

Ousey, K. and White, S. (2009) ‘Developing a multi-professional e-learning mentor update packageIEEE Digital Library , pp. 103-107.

2008

White, S. and Ousey, K. (2008) ‘Development of an inter-professional E-learning mentor update package’. In: Teaching and Learning Conference 2008: Enhancing Learning: Technology by Design, 15th September 2008, University of Huddersfield

Esteem

Professional Registration

  • Registered Operating Department Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

Fellowships

  • 2011 – Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, UK
  • 1999 – Fellowship of the Association of Operating Department Practitioners (FIOT)

Editorial Board

  • International Journal on Advances in Life Sciences.
  • International Journal on Advances in Systems and Measurements.

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Rückemann, C. (2013).Integrated Information and Computing Systems for Natural, Spatial, and Social Sciences (pp. 1-543). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-2190-9.

International Conference Steering Committee. 

  • The 10th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2018). March 2018, Rome, Italy. 
  • The 9th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2017). March 2017, Nice, France.

International Conference Advisory Conference Chair.

  • The 8th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid and Online Learning (eLmL 2016). April 2016, Venice, Italy.
  • The 7th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid and Online Learning (eLmL 2015). February 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.    
  • The 6th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2014). March 2014, Barcelona, Spain      
  • The 5th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2013). February/March 2013, Nice, France. 
  • The 4th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2012). January/February 2012, Valencia, Spain.

Invited Conferences/Presentations  

  • Expert Panel Chair – “Visions of the Future - Knowledge and Education 10 Years from Now” - eKNOW/eLmL, DigitalWorld 2015, 22nd to 27th February 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. 
  • Expert Panel member – “eGovernment and Digital Society: Accessibility, Usability, Effectiveness, involvement” – International Conference on Digital Society (ICDS) 2014, DigitalWorld 2014, March 23rd to 28th 2014, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Expert Panel member – “Knowledge-based Society: How Far Are We From Access To All?” - eKNOW/eLmL 2013 PANEL, DigitalWorld 2013, February 24th to March 1st 2013, Nice, France.        
  • Opening Keynote presentation – “ePortfolios: A Vision of Their Use as a Life Record, from Birth to Death”, DigitalWorld 2012, January 30th to February 4th 2012, Valencia, Spain.       
  • Expert Panel member – “Learning Analytics: Goal, Methods, Trends” - eKNOW/eLmL 2012 PANEL, DigitalWorld 2012, January 30th to February 4th 2012, Valencia, Spain.
  • Expert Panel member – “Social Networks for learning: The Challenges for the Tutor”. PANEL on eKnowledge and eLearning in Digital Era: Needs and Resources. DigitalWorld 2011, 23rd to 28th February 2011, Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, France.

 

Research Degree Supervision

Subjects interested in supervising:

  • Curriculum design
  • Pedagogy
  • Application, evaluation, and barriers to the use of technology in education and research
  • Multimedia and its use in education
  • Perioperative practice
  • The application of technology in healthcare practice and education.

Past supervision:

Completed in Sep 2014 - PhD in the School of Computing and Engineering on the use of emerging mobile technologies to facilitate blended learning in Higher Education. The research focus was on exploring the motivational factors that influence adoption of technology based solutions. Drawn from the theories and models in social psychology, various theoretical perspectives were reviewed and decomposed theory of planned behaviour (DTPB) was studied, which links beliefs and behaviour. During the studies, technology based solutions were designed, developed and tested using a multivariate statistical framework of Structural Equation Modelling (SEM).

Administrative Responsibilities

Stephen is a member of a number of University and School committees:

  • University Virtual Learning Environment Steering Group
  • University Lecture Capture Steering Group
  • University Internal JiSC Peer Review Group
  • School Learning and Teaching Committee

He also has a lead role in the development of the School strategy for technology enhanced learning and research.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Stephen is involved with the distance and hybrid learning delivery across multiple subject areas within the School of Human and Health Sciences, as well as continuing his links with both pre and post-registration perioperative studies. He also has experience as an external examiner for other HE institutions, for both perioperative and generic healthcare programmes, and has acted as external advisor for validation events and course reviews.