John qualified as an Operating Department Assistant in 1983 based then in Norwich and worked at a few hospitals around the UK before taking up his current role in 2004 as a lecturer in Operating Department Practice at the University of Leicester. He still worked clinically until 2009, however, since then he regularly spends time in theatres to keep up to date with current practice and developments. He feels it imperative in his role to maintain ones clinical credibility.
John joined the then NATN in 1998 and has been the University's AfPP Link Member for several years. He has been a member of the AfPP Governance Committee since 2014.