Mike Donnellon

Mike Donnellon

Course Leader

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Greenbank Building, GR216

+44 (0) 1772 89 3613


Subject Areas: Health, Operating Department Practice

Mike is Course Leader of the BSc(Hons) in Operating Department Practice

Full Profile

Prior to his employment at the University, Mike was Chief ODP at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. His special interests are leadership and management in operating department together with managing the difficult airway in anaesthesia. Mike is a member of the Education and Standards Committee of the College of Operating Department Practitioners.


  • Master Business Administration (MBA) 2011
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SD2) 2011
  • MA Education (Research) 2007
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education 1996
  • City & Guilds 752 Operating Department Assistants Qualification 1985
Membership of professional and learned bodies
  • College of Operating Department Practitioners


  • Leadership and management for the Operating Department Practitioner in Abbott and Booth (2014) Foundations for Operating Department Practice: Essential Theory for Practice


  • Airway Management Devices

external activities

  • Member of the CODP Education and Standards Committee
  • External Examiner Newcastle Northumbria University

Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • Course Leader BSc(Hons) in ODP