Guy McClelland

Guy McClelland

Senior Lecturer in Operating Department Practice

School of Health Sciences

Greenbank Building, GR216

+44 (0) 1772 89 3632

Guy qualified as an Operating Department Practitioner in 1996. He has extensive clinical experience and has been employed in a liver transplant unit and as a clinical leader in elective orthopaedic surgery. He has been employed a lecturer since 2010.

Full Profile

Guy qualified as an Operating Department Practitioner in 1996. His clinical experience includes employment at Auckland Public Hospital in New Zealand as an anaesthetic technician in the liver transplant unit and as a clinical leader in the elective orthopaedic theatre at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. He was employed as a part-time lecturer in 2010 and became a full-time lecturer at UCLAN in 2015. He is a registered ODP and an associate member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His clinical interests include human factors and patient safety. He has completed a research interview study for an MSc dissertation which explored the determinants that affect the use of non-technical skills by scrub practitioners during surgery.


  • NVQ III in Operating Department Practice, UCLAN, in 1996
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice, UCLAN, 2012
  • PGCE Health and Social Care Education, UCLAN, 2013
  • MSc Professional Practice (R&D), UCLAN, 2016


National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures – Governance and Audit Group


McClelland, G. (2015) Assessing scrub practitioner non-technical skills: a literature review Journal of Perioperative Practice 25: 1&2: 12-18

McClelland, G. (2012) Non-technical skills for scrub practitioners Journal of Perioperative Practice: 389-393

Written Contributions
Clinical Human Factors Group (2013) Implementing Human Factors in Healthcare – Taking Further Steps CHFG

More Publications


  • Module Leader NU1052 Introduction to Perioperative Practice
  • Module Leader NU2028 Pathophysiology for Perioperative Practitioners
  • Module Leader NU2064 Developing Skills in Intraoperative Care
  • Module Leader NU3645 Care of the Intraoperative Patient

External Activities

Honorary Contract Held:

Clinical Skills Educator at University Hospital of Morecambe Bay

External Examiner Post:

Diploma HE in Operating Department Practice at Oxford Brookes University

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the College of Operating Department Practitioners
  • Member of the Association for Perioperative Practice
  • Registered ODP
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors


Innovation and Service Developments in Operating Theatres, London, October 2016
Presentation title – “I Just Wanted to do Things Absolutely Text Book” Determinants that Affect Scrub Practitioner Non-Technical Skills

Smith, M.B., Markham, R. McClelland, G. and Yates, B. Human Factors Experiential Learning via Simulation Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference, Manchester, November 2015

CODP Clinical and University Educators’ Forum, South Bank University, July 2015
Presentation title – Teaching Human Factors

Association for Perioperative Practice Northwest Group Study Day March 2014
Presentation title - WHOles in our Barriers?



“I Just Wanted to do Things Absolutely Text Book” Exploring the Determinants that Affect the Use of Non-Technical Skills by the Scrub Practitioner During Surgery: a Qualitative Interview Study