Nicola White

Nikki White

Senior Teaching Fellow, Director of Studies in Education for Health Professionals
Masters of Science in Professional Practice
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Academic and research departments

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.


I have held a number of roles within the Faculty as a Senior Teaching Fellow, including Director of Studies for the Diploma in Higher Education in Operating Department Practice for six years and Head of Student Support for three years. Currently I am the Director of Studies for Education for Healthcare Professionals, which has a number of awards; Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Masters in Education pathway.

I am currently an External Examiner for Oxford Brookes University for ODP programmes that also run in the UK and in Gibraltar. 

I am also a panel member for the HCPC tribunal services; fitness to practise member.

Research interests:

Previous research: An inquiry into whether national policy influences the professional choices made by Student Operating Department Practitioners on qualification.


I am the Module Leader for a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules including:

Undergraduate Professional Preparation Programme

  • Research for Professional Practice - 30 credits at Level 7 this is a large (+350 students) inter-professional module.

Continuing Professional Development

  • PG Cert in Education; Art of Learning and Teaching at Level 7, Supporting Education in Practice at Level 7, and Framing through the Curriculum at Level 7.
  • PG Diploma in Education 
  • MA in Education
  • Surgical First Assistant at Level 6

Departmental duties:

Director of Studies for Education for Health Professionals

Personal Tutor



My publications


Conway, N., Ong, P., White, N., & Rich, C. (2019) Clinical Pocket Reference - Operating Department Practice, (3rd edn). Pennant Publishing, Oxford.

2015 – Contributor for Health Education England – producing National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs)