Your Perioperative Practice (Top-Up) BSc (Hons) teaching team

The Perioperative Practice teaching team have many years’ experience as health care professionals and can help you to develop the skills and expertise needed to transform your practice in a perioperative setting.

James Chircop sitting at a desk
Lecturer in Nursing

As a lecturer in Nursing, James Chircop, has worked as an adult, mental health and learning disability nurse in various settings.

Yasu Kotera smiling
Academic Lead in Counselling

Academic Lead in Counselling, Yasuhiro Kotera, has been Academic Lead for online Counselling and Psychotherapy courses since 2014 and has been researching into mental health and neuro-linguistic programming.

Christine Rhodes
Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Lecturer in Health and Social Care, Christine Rhodes, began her career as a classroom teacher, and eventually became a behaviour support specialist, working with students whose behaviour restricted access to a successful education.

Dr Jan Royal-Fearn
Lecturer in Health Care Practice

As a Lecturer in Healthcare Practice, Jan Royal-Fearn focuses on practice education and support in nursing. She leads on mentorship in practice modules and on education for student supervision and assessment roles.

Rachel Spink sitting at a table
Lecturer in Nursing

Lecturer in Nursing, Rachel Spink, has a wealth of experience in her career as a Registered Nurse Orthopaedics, Research Nurse, Practice Nurse, District Nurse, Health Visitor, Specialist Public Health Nurse, Nurse Prescriber and mentor for pre and post registration students.

Dr Alan Williams Standing near a window
Academic Lead for Nursing

Academic Lead for Nursing, Dr Alan Williams, commenced as Academic Lead for the Nursing and Perioperative Practice programmes in April 2019. Alan is a Registered Nurse (Adult and Mental Health) with over twenty years' experience in the NHS before becoming an academic.