Sarah Frances McCarthy

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Job title

Senior Lecturer

Academic qualifications

PGCE (PCET), DipHE Operating Department Practice, Level 6 SLAiP – Mentoring and Assessing in Practice, Level 4 IQA Award, TAQA Assessor’s Award

Job Role & Responsibilities

Programme Manager for Level 3 Health and Social Care and Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care


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I am a registered Operating Department Practitioner with over 10 years’ experience in the NHS. I have worked in a number of hospitals within the Midlands and covering all aspects of perioperative care. My main specificities are obstetrics, gynaecology and post-operative recovery. I have maintained my role as an ODP undertaking regular shifts alongside my teaching role.

I have worked in education for 6 years and in this time, I have worked in higher education, further education and apprenticeships. I have also been a mentor and assessor within the NHS and further education, working with undergraduate students and clinical apprentices.


Biological Sciences, Research, Safeguarding, Learning Disabilities and Infection Prevention and Control

Research interests and scholarly activity

Integrative technology in teaching and learning

Evidence based practice in health care

External engagements

Specialist marker and moderator for OCR – sciences

Nursing Agency – Perioperative Practice

Department of Social Care

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