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John Tarrant

  • 07734962126
  • tarrantj at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer Operating Department Practice ODP
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BG506, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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John has a clear focus on developing and enhancing the student learning experience on the ODP programme.

Educated in Medical Sciences, John then undertook his ODP training in 1998 at Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

For a number of years John worked as a Lecturer Practitioner: both as a Senior ODP in clinical practice (perioperative practice) and as the Programme Leader at Bournemouth University, becoming a full-time senior lecturer in 2008.

As a senior lecturer, John has undertaken roles including Level 5 IPE unit lead of a research unit (circa 650 students from 9 pre-reg programmes) 2015- and Faculty Practice Simulation Lead 2018-2021).

John is near submission n of his PhD, a descriptive phenomenological study looking at 'Behind closed doors - the lived experience of caring for people during their surgical journey'.


  • Almeida, D. and Tarrant, J., 2022. Principles of Anaesthetics. Standards and Recommendations for Safe Perioperative Practice. Harrogate: Association for Perioperative Practice.


  • PGCE in Education (Bournemouth University, 2011)
  • NVQ III in Operating Department Practice (EdExcel, 2000)
  • BSc (Hons) in Medical Sciences (University of Leeds, 1998)