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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 through professional practice, both in the university and externally. He is now looking to embed his research on perioperative care into educational programmes.

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.

John developed the ODP programme, which was the first allied-health professional programme to be delivered at BU, in 2002. In 2023, he also led the development of an ODP apprenticeship which received a development grant from the Office for Students to help meet the NHS England National Workforce targets for apprenticeship routes.

As a senior lecturer, John has over twenty years of experience and has undertaken numerous roles, including:...



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

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Perioperative Science 1
  • Perioperative Science 2


  • Wave 1 – degree apprenticeships funding (Office for Students, 01 Feb 2024). Awarded


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