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Amy Bradburn


Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Amy Bradburn is a registered Operating Department Practitioner (2006- present) and Surgical Care Practitioner (2008- present) with a specialist interest in surgical care, robotic-assisted surgery, simulations and virtual reality. 

Amy joined Northumbria University as a Lecturer in Operating Department Practice in 2022 teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students and remains clinically active. Amy is faculty for international robotic-assisted surgery courses hosted at the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre. She has also been an Associate Lecturer for Oxford Brookes University, teaching overseas in Gibraltar. 

Her current projects are surrounding robotic-assisted surgery and training of undergraduate theatre practitioners. She has designed and created, innovative robotic-assisted surgery workshops, which is an exciting collaboration between Northumbria University, Newcastle Surgical Training Centre and The Royal College of Surgeons.

Amy has written for publication and contributed to the most recent edition of The Curriculum Framework for Surgical Care Practitioners published by The Royal College of Surgeons.

Additionally, Amy has successfully been award funding for two of her enhanced projects initiatives for the education and training of undergraduate Operating Department Practitioners (ODP) and robotic-assisted surgery.

Amy is a panel member for the Advanced Surgical Technology Incubator group within the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and has been invited to present at conferences and symposiums regarding her research exploring ODPs and Theatre Nurses perceptions towards research, and engagement with industry.

In her free-time Amy enjoys hill and mountain walking, cycling and visiting museums and galleries during city breaks. She also enjoys worldwide travel, meeting new people whilst learning about different customs and cultures. 




Amy Bradburn

surgical care, surgical technologies, robotic-assisted surgery, simulations, virtual reality. 

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: Robotic-Assisted Surgery Workshop for Third Year Undergraduate Operating Department Practitioner Students and Apprentices 2024
  • Invited talk: QUE Forum 2023
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Urology Robotic-Assisted Surgery Training Course 2023
  • Other: Successful Enhanced Project Funding Bid (2023)- Undergraduate ODP Robotic-Assisted Surgery Workshop 2023
  • Other: Successful Enhanced Project Funding- Undergraduate ODP Field Trip 2023

External Collaboration/ Network

Newcastle Surgical Training Centre

The Royal College of Surgeons

Dr A. Nightingale. Associate Dean at Bolton University

N. Conway. Oxford Brookes University

  • Health Studies MSc June 30 2018
  • November 20 2011
  • Surgical Care Practitioner Training 2008
  • Diploma in HE in Operating Department Practice 2004

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