Mick Harper
  • James Watson (West)
    2 King Richard 1 Road
    PO1 2FR

    United Kingdom

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I am Reader in Innovative Teaching and Learning and enjoy identifying new ways of working, teaching and collaborating in courses for our partners and service users. I have always been keen to develop alternative learning strategies for health professional education and have a lead role in the facilities design, curriculum development and management of high and low fidelity simulation learning activities for students of all types, backgrounds and abilities.

Research Interests

Development of hybrid learning approaches deployed across multi-professional courses

Advancing theory/practice continuum using learning technology resources

Accelerating learning and safety

Professionalisation of adult clinical learners

Staff development and management of innovative learning technologies

Continuous Professional Develoment

Enhancing Perioperative Care through the use of technology

Use of robotics in colorectal surgery

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Transforming the students experience in Operating Department Practice: Is simulation useful?, University of Portsmouth

Award Date: 1 Dec 2014

MA, MA(Ed), University of Southampton

Award Date: 1 Jul 2009

BA (Hons), Perioperative Care (2:1), University of Portsmouth

Award Date: 1 Jun 2005

Preparation for Mentorship, University of Central England

Award Date: 2 Jun 2003

PG Diploma, Operating Department Practice Studies, University of Portsmouth

Award Date: 2 Jun 2003

NVQ Level 3 Operating Department Practice, Royal Defence Medical College

Award Date: 2 Jul 2001


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  • Fellow

    Harper, Mick (Recipient), Jun 2006

    Prize: National/international honour


    Harper, Mick (Recipient), 18 Jan 2017

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

    Harper, Mick (Recipient), Farrell, Kirsten (Recipient), Dobson, Lucy (Recipient), Bailey, Lucy (Recipient), Tarrant, Sam (Recipient), Roster, Jack (Recipient), Neve, Ashley (Recipient), Clark, Nicholas John (Recipient), Jones, Andy (Recipient), O'Neill, Jennifer Ruth (Recipient), Gray, Rebekka (Recipient), Jackson, Clare (Recipient), Zhang, Haijing (Recipient), Lawrence, Harry (Recipient), Kithakye, Noel (Recipient), Boyd, Mercedes (Recipient), Mather, Nathan (Recipient), Stevens, Rachel (Recipient), Walker, Louise (Recipient), Armstrong, Cathy (Recipient) & Jones, Nigel (Recipient), 30 Apr 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)