School of Health Sciences and Social Work


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Dr Mick Harper

  • Qualifications: PhD MA (Ed) PgC LTHE BSc (Hons) Dip(HE)
  • Role Title: Associate Head (Innovation)
  • Address: James Watson West 2 King Richard 1st Road Portsmouth PO1 2FR
  • Telephone: 023 9284 4437
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  • Department: SHSSW
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I began my academic background soon after qualifying as an Operating Department Practitioner and spent the following 14 years in part-time study whilst working! Teaching is my passion, particularly trying to make the teaching and learning experience more effective, inclusive and engaging for all involved. My research interests are care focussed, primarily making the patient journey a safer and better experience through the appropriate education of practitioners. In addition I research the use of technology to support learning and the use of innovative pedagogies to support healthcare students.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Lead in innovative pedagogies- previous course developer & leader
  • Course Leader; Post Registration Anaesthetic Course
  • Course Leader; BSc (Hons) Acute Clinical Healthcare
  • Course Leader; Royal Navy Emergency Care Course

Unit co-ordinator:

Fundamentals of Perioperative Care - level 4

Perioperative Care of Specialist Patient Groups – level 5


Development of hybrid learning approaches deployed across multi-professional courses

Advancing theory/practice continuum using learning technology resources

Accelerating learning and safety

Professionalisation of adult clinical learners

Staff development and management of innovative learning technologies

Continuous Professional Develoment

Enhancing Perioperative Care


Research profile

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