Rebecca Daly

Rebecca Daly

Lecturer in Operating Department Practice

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Paramedical PeriOperative and Advanced Practice


  • BA (University of Hull)
  • BSc (University of Hull)
  • PCAP (University of Hull)
  • PhD / DPhil (University of Hull)


Rebecca is an Operating Department Practitioner who joined the University of Hull in 2013 as a seconded lecturer practitioner following a period of guest lecturing for the Operating Department Practice team since 2010.

Her previous degree was in Philosophy with a dissertation focus on clinical ethics decisions in light of the introduction of biomedical advancements. Rebecca is currently undertaking her PhD in Philosophy. The work is looking into the nature of moral character and the implications for health professional education.

As part of the Operating Department Practice team at the University of Hull, Rebecca was engaged in the development of the BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice programme which replaced the previous diploma qualification. This involved liaison with clinical partners and the development of an e-Portfolio for clinical assessment. Rebecca is currently the programme admissions tutor and teaches across all levels of undergraduate study as well as teaching on the level 7 Advanced Practice programme within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Rebecca has previously held roles on both the FHS and FACE ethics committees within the institution as well as externally sitting on the Certa A2HE committee.

- Module Lead Level 4 Fundamentals of Operating Department Practice

- Module Lead Level 4 Evidence Based Practice

- Module Lead Level 6 Independent Project

- Teaching and Academic Support Tutor responsibility across a range of programmes:

- Operating Department Practice

- University Certificate in Health and Social Care

- Advanced Practice

- Advanced Practice in Context

- Mentorship in Professional Practice

Recent outputs

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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.

When philosophy, ethics and practice collide  

Straughan, R., & Daly, R. (2012). When philosophy, ethics and practice collide  . Technic -London-, 3(5), 17 - 17

Value of case studies: example of a prophylactic mastectomy

Straughan, R., & Daly, R. (2011). Value of case studies: example of a prophylactic mastectomy

Research interests

Rebecca is interested in research relating to perioperative practice, biomedical ethics, clinical ethics and technology enhanced learning.

Committee/Steering group role

Certa A2HE Committee Member

2014 - 2020

Ethics role

FACE Research Ethics Committee Member

2015 - 2022

FHS Research Ethics Committee Member

2011 - 2022

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy