Deborah Robinson

Deborah Robinson

Faculty Director of Professional External Engagement

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Office


  • MSc (University of Hull)


Deborah has been an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) since 1985 and joined the University of Hull in 2003. She is passionate about education and generating the future workforce to meet the needs of the modern NHS.

On a national level she was integral to the curricula development of the ODP Diploma in Higher Education and then chaired the national review of this curriculum; producing the BSc (hons) Operating Department Practitioner curriculum in conjunction with the College of Operating Department Practitioners.

Deborah has a real passion around widening participation and getting students from different backgrounds and with alternative qualifications in to Professional Health programmes

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

Patients requiring thyroid surgery

Robinson, D. (2021). Patients requiring thyroid surgery. In I. Peate, & J. Macleod (Eds.), Pudner’s Nursing The Surgical Patient (221-232). (4th ed.). London: Elsevier

Journal Article

Exploring the professional development of the ODP role

Robinson, D., & Straughan, R. (2014). Exploring the professional development of the ODP role. Journal of operating department practitioners, 2(7), 352-355.

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