Mr Phil Ashwell
I began my career in the Health Profession in 1999 as a HCSW at a private hospital. I became a student at the University of Portsmouth on the Operating Department Practice (ODP) course which I passed in 2002. Having gained a BSc (HONS) in Perioperative Care in 2006 I moved from the clinical area into education. Originally involved with the development of the Expert Centre in 2006 I moved into the ODP education team in 2010. Gaining a master’s in Education I now have units on the ODP course and teaches across the school in other areas of expertise. I have also spoken at several national ODP and international conferences focussing on clinical simulation. I am part of the Education and Standards committee for the College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP). As part of that role I am an external examiner for another HE establishments. I have taken on the role as course leader for the CERT HE Paramedic Practice and sucessfully run it to date.