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    Sally qualified as a nurse from Sheffield and North Trent College of Nursing and Midwifery in Jan 1993. Having developed a keen interest in perioperative care during her pre-registration training and she spent the early part of her career working within all phases of surgical care, gaining experience in multiple specialties.

    Her career moved into advanced perioperative practice in 2003 when she was appointed as a Surgical Care Practitioner in General Surgery at Salford Royal. Her main interest was developing laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the mid noughties.


    Following the launch of the 2014 SCP curriculum she successfully completed the MSc in Surgical Care Practice at Edge Hill University. Sally’s experience in developing SCPs in both in practice and in the classroom led her to become a senior lecturer on the SCP programme at Edge Hill University in 2019 and in May 2021 become the programme’s lead. From this position she supported the development of the new bi-colligiate SCP curriculum and is in the process of revalidating the programme.


    Her research interested surround the use of technology to support learning and improving student experience.

    When Sally is not working you will find her on a hockey field either playing or coaching.

    Research interests

    Learning techology to enhance learning 

    Learning platforms to assist the learner to make connections between theory and their diverse workbased learning experiences.

    Training and education of the Surgical Care Practitioner  


    External engagement

    Member of the bi-collegiate working group for the RCS Curriculum Framework for Surgical Care Practitioners

    Committe member of the Association of Surgical Care Practitioners 

    Reviewer for British Journal of Nursing  

    Member of the Royal College of Surgeons Faculty of Perioperative Care  


    Public/media engagement - Episode 3

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

    Other positions

    Committee member , Association of Surgical Care Practitioners

    Nov 2021 → …

    Member , Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Faculty of Perioperative Care

    2018 → …

    Member , Association for Perioperative Practitioners

    2008 → …


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