Professor John Kinnear

Director of Acute Medical Education, Postgraduate Medical Institute

Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Education and teaching , Global healthcare , Simulation-based education

John Kinnear is a consultant in anaesthetics and critical care medicine, and has a special interest in developing education to improve the care of acutely ill patients globally.

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Email: john.kinnear@anglia.ac.uk

Background

JJohn Kinnear graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1985, and trained in Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology before completing training as a specialist anaesthetist at the Barts & London School of Anaesthetics in 1998. He is currently a consultant in anaesthetics and intensive care medicine at Southend University Hospital in the UK.

He has a special interest in developing postgraduate medical education, with particular application to simulation-based education and global healthcare improvement. He co-designed and was the founding director of the high-fidelity simulation centre for the Postgraduate Medical Institute, and was formerly simulation lead for Health Education East of England. He is also Head of Programme for the Zambia MMed Anaesthesia programme based in Lusaka, which he designed specifically to address the high surgical mortality associated with anaesthesia in resource-challenged environments.

Areas of research supervision

  • Co-supervisor of PhD project: “Using scenario based simulation of ‘deteriorated patients’ to develop nursing students’ clinical reasoning and decision making abilities”
  • The research will help to determine how effectively simulation-based education helps to translate learning from the simulation laboratory into practice

Qualifications

  • MB BCh, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)
  • DCH, South African College of Paediatrics
  • DObst, South African College of Obstetricians
  • DA, South African College of Anaesthetists
  • DA, Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • MMEd, Cardiff University

Memberships, editorial boards

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Selected recent publications

Bould, M.D., Clarkin, C., Boet, S., Pigford, A., Ismailova, F., Measures, E., McCarthy, A., Kinnear, J. (2014). Faculty experiences of a global partnership for anaesthesia postgraduate training: a qualitative study. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia [in press]

Lillie, E., O’Donohoe, E., Shamambo, N., Bould, M.D., Ismailova, F., Kinnear, J. (2014). Peer training and co-learning in global healthcare. The Clinical Teacher [in press]

Kinnear, J., Smith, B., Akram, M., Wilson, N., Simpson, E. (2014). Simulation faculty development by expert consensus. The Clinical Teacher [in press]

Kinnear, J., Bould, M.D., Ismailova, F., Measures, E. (2013). A new partnership for anaesthesia training in Zambia: reflections on the first year. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 60(5), pp 484-491

Recent presentations and conferences

Barker, L., Kinnear, J., Donohue, G., Higgins, D. (2014). Critical analysis of cardiac arrests: going beyond outcomes. Intensive Care Society State of the Art Meeting: London

Bowen, L., McCue, C., Brosnan, S., Kinnear, J. (2014). Implementing a Ventilator Associated Pneumonia prevention bundle in Intensive Care at University Teaching Hospital, Zambia. Anaesthesia 69, p 96

Saha, S., Kinnear, J. (2014). Application of cricoid force for rapid sequence induction and intubation: an audit of knowledge and practice in ITU nurses, operating department assistants and anaesthetic trainees. Anaesthesia, 69, p 96

Bould, D., McCarty, A., Kinnear, J., Pigford, A., Boet, S., Clarkin, C., Ismailova, F., Measures, E. (2014). Global health postgraduate trainee experiences in anaesthesia. Canadian Anaesthesiology Society annual scientific meeting: Newfoundland

Bould, D., Clarkin, C., McCarthy, A., Pigford, A., Ismailova, F., Measures, E., Kinnear, J., Boet, S. (2014). Faculty experiences of a north-south partnership for postgraduate anaesthesia training in Zambia. Canadian Conference on Medical Education - “Transforming Healthcare through Excellence in Assessment and Evaluation”: Ottawa

Wicker, J., Hills, J., Hoare, N., Thomson, R., Ringrose, D., Kinnear, J. (2013). Rapid sequence induction: do we practice what is preached? A regional audit performed in four district general hospitals in the UK. Difficult Airway Society: Ascot

Kinnear, J., Simpson, E., Wilson, N., Donohue, G., Sadler, C., Nunn, A., Kandasamy, G., Smith, T., Mohr, O., Mulchandani, H. (2012). Peer review in a simulation provider network. ASPiH Conference: Oxford

Kinnear, J., Simpson, E., Wilson, N., Donohue, G., Sadler, C., Nunn, A., Kandasamy, G., Smith, T., Mohr, O., Mulchandani, H. (2012). Peer review for standardisation and quality improvement of a simulation course: an evaluation. ASPiH Conference: Oxford

Kinnear, J., Simpson, E., Wilson, N.M., Wilson, N., Donohue, G. (2012). Simulation-based training may have negative effects on learning. ASPiH Conference: Oxford

Tallach, R., Sadler, C., Kinnear, J., Simpson, E., Wilson, N., Donohue, G., Kandasamy, G., Smith, T., Mohr, O., Mulchandani, H. (2012). Mapping Simulation-Based Training to the Anaesthetic Curriculum: the Barts & London School of Anaesthesia Experience. ASPiH Conference: Oxford