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Andrea Higgon

Lecturer Practitioner

Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Allied Health and Social Care
Chelmsford ,
Areas of Expertise:
Operating department practice

Andrea joined ARU in 2020 from clinical practice, as a Clinical Skills Tutor for our BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice course. She is currently the admissions tutor for the course for both Chelmsford and Cambridge campuses.

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Andrea is a qualified operating department practitioner and is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.

She studied the Diploma in Higher Education in Operating Department Practice at Anglia Ruskin University and gained her clinical experience at Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust.

As well as being a Clinical Skills Tutor, Andrea is also the Admissions Tutor for our Operating Department Practice course in Chelmsford.


Research interests

Andrea has completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Medical and Healthcare Education at Anglia Ruskin University. She is interested in research in areas of the Perioperative Environment


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical and Healthcare Education
  • MSc in Medical and Healthcare Education
  • Diploma in Higher Education Operating Department Practice, Anglia Ruskin University
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies, University of East Anglia

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of Advance HE
  • Registered Operating Department Practitioner, Health and Care Professions Council