Mr Shane Roadnight

BSc (Hons), PGCert, FHEA

Associate Professor Education


Building on over 20 years experience as an ODP, Shane leads the Operating Department Practitioner programme at Buckinghamshire New University.  Having progressed through various roles within the NHS from an Operating Theatre Porter, Operating Department Orderly, student and Operating Department Practitioner, Shane has worked in a variety of clinical settings.

Taking a keen interest in the support of students within the clinical environment, the role of Lead Mentor was gained in 1998.  By 2005, Shane continued to build on this career and became Head of the Lead Mentor committee for the London SouthBank University ODP programme and in addition was employed as a Peripatetic Lead Mentor on a part time basis whilst fulfilling the full time clinical role within his home Trust. Clinically there are numerous specialties that Shane has focused on including Major Vascular, Trauma, Urology, GI, ENT and Orthopeadics resulting in a well balanced practitioner with a strong focus on patient care.

Within the care of the critically ill patient, significant experience has been gained within ITU, A&E and other outlay areas.  Specialist roles such as Cell Salvage Operator/Trainer have been incorporated within the surgical environment and a strong will to enhance the surgical patient experience has been at the forefront of Shane’s goals. Now working within Bucks, Shane has led the ODP programme from conception to successful delivery across the Thames Valley region and beyond.

Validation for both DipHE and BSc (Hons) programmes as well as developing a range of post registration modules including Anaesthetics, Surgery, Recovery and Surgical First Assistant have ensured a balanced delivery of programmes has been achieved. During this time, Shane has continued to develop and has published several academic papers and received awards for innovation in teaching at both local and national level.