Trevor Money

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Allied & public health , Decontamination science

Courses taught: Decontamination Sciences (Top-Up), Decontamination Sciences, Mentorship in Allied Health Care Practice

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Trevor is working collaboratively with the Institute of Decontamination Science, medical industry having taken over the Course Leader role for this exciting and innovative course. He is also running the Mentorship course for Allied and Healthcare Practice. Trevor was formerly the Course Leader for the Operating Department Practice DipHE.

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Trevor was the one of the youngest to qualify as an Operating Department Assistant (ODA/P) having qualified in 1980 aged 19. From this point on he developed a wide range of proven experience within all areas of the operating theatre and hospital environments including specialist areas, Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, Post Anaesthetic Care, Burns and Plastic Surgery. He became interested in teaching and assessment, during the early 1980’s and undertook a City & Guilds teaching course ( C&G730) and also successfully completed the NVQ work based assessors training obtaining the D32/D33 awards in assessment. He also successfully completed the D34 Internal Verification award.

He worked his way up the professional ladder at Broomfield Hospital becoming a Senior Operating Department Practitioner at the Black Notley Regional Orthopaedic unit, he worked there for 7 years and gained valuable mentoring experience, due to his capacity for hard work and dedication was promoted the post of Theatres Training Coordinator for the Mid Essex Hospitals Trust (MEHT) in 1997. This was the first time that an ODP had been given responsibility for organising and implementing the training and education of all the operating theatre staff. Within this role he ran two national study days on CJD and Prion disease.

Previous academic roles include curriculum development, facilitating on a variety of modules and distant learning module development. Previous clinical role in the practice setting encompassed working as Clinical Practice Educator and Training Co-coordinator for pre-registration healthcare students. Clinical Team Leader and multidiscipline practitioner with the ability to implement high standards of clinical skills within the three areas that make up operating department practice , anaesthesia , scrub practitioner and the post anaesthetic care unit.

Having developed this role to its full potential Trevor successfully applied for the Theatre Manager post at the Burn and Plastics unit at Broomfield hospital and worked in this influential position from 2000 until joining Anglia Ruskin University in 2003 as a Senior Lecturer taking over the leadership of the anaesthetic modules for the Operating Departing Practice course. He was appointed to the Operating Department Practice course leader/admissions tutor roles from 2005 – 2014. Trevor has previously been nominated 3 times for the ‘Made a Difference’ awards.

Currently he undertakes three exciting and varied roles:

Research interests

  • Stress and Stress Management techniques
  • Identifying important decontamination issues as they relate to healthcare and science
  • Rapid Sequence Induction
  • Team Building


  • Pre and post-registration Nursing
  • Operating Department Practitioners
  • Clinical skills for Associate Practitioners
  • Mentorship
  • Paramedic Mentorship
  • Team Building
  • Moving and Handling


  • Principle Fellow Higher education Academy
  • Diploma Higher education (DipHE) Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Postgraduate Certificate Education
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Certificate in Management Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma Education
  • MSc Health Care Management (current study)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Health Care Professional Council
  • College of Operating Department Practitioners
  • Association for Perioperative Practitioners
  • External Examiner for the University of Central Lancashire
  • Anglia Ruskin University APEL Faculty representative

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Clinical auditor perioperative environment Association for Perioperative Practitioners
  • JODP peer journal reviewer

Selected recent publications

Cobbold, A. and Money, T. (2010). Regional Anaesthesia: back to basics. Journal of Perioperative Practice. 20 (8) p288-292

Watson, A. Zachariah, G. Kiff, K. Money, T. (2012). Involving ODP’s in reducing time to thrombolysis in acute stroke. The Journal of Operating Department Practice: July 2012 vol 3. Pp 12-14