Authors & Contributors
Prof Jonathan Beard FRCS ChM MEdCourse Editor and Contributing Author
Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Honorary Professor of Surgical Education at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, Professor Beard has numerous educational interests and commitments. These include development and evaluation of the Foundation Programme and generic education programme and organisation of the Sheffield MRCS Course and Basic Surgical Skills Course. He has been Trust Lead for Procedural Skills Training since 2011 and is author or editor of numerous scientific books and papers.
Prof Roger L Kneebone PhD FRCS FRCSEd FRCGPConsultant author and author of original Suture TutorProfessor Kneebone is Professor of Surgical Education at Imperial College London. Prior to joining Imperial in 2003, he pioneered an innovative national training programme for minor surgery within primary care, based around intensive workshops using simulated tissue models and a computer-based learning program. Much of his current research focuses on simulation.
Since 2005 Professor Kneebone has lead the UK’s only Masters in Education (MEd) in Surgical Education.
Mr Mark Whyman MB BS MS FRCS LLRMVideo consultant for suturing and knot tying
Mr Whyman is Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The majority of his specialist practice is in vein, hernia and laser surgery. Mark helped us with the filming of many of the videos in this course and gave us many hours of his time for which we are very grateful.
Judy MewburnContributing Editor
Since 1994 Judy has been running or facilitating minor surgery training courses for practice nurses and general practitioners. She is a nursing representative on the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland Overseas Development Committee.
Mary TobinTheatre Nurse
Mary Tobin is Theatre Nurse at St Michael's Hospital Bristol, part of the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. We used Mary's expertise to film the module on scrubbing, gowning and gloving.
David ApSimon MScOriginal Suture Tutor co-author
David ApSimon’s background is in cognitive science and educational design. He has spent many years developing multimedia computer solutions for medical training. He combines expertise in leading-edge program design with a wider educational perspective, focusing on specific learning needs within the medical profession.
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