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Matthew Lee

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Lecturer and Clinical Link Tutor for Adult Nursing Practice

I am a Registered Adult Nurse with a background of working within Orthopaedic Trauma Operating Theatres and High Risk Elective Procedures. During this time, I was involved in service improvement projects to reduce waste and improve flow within the perioperative environment. Alongside this I was responsible for facilitating effective surgical patient warming to reduce the impacts of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia.

Aside from my interest in Perioperative Environments my primary interests are Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Interprofessional Learning (IPL) and International Student Nurse Exchange.

Teaching and supervision

I am the module leader for the first year module ADN102 Foundations of Nursing Practice on BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice.

I am also Clinical Link Tutor for Northumbria NHS Foundation Healthcare Trust and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

My interest in both Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Interprofessional Learning (IPL) has led me to programme roles in both areas. Megan CurryShelly Rowell and I continually work to assess how we can integrate EDI with the course and how we can remain up to date with contextual issues. To support this I am part of several University of Sunderland EDI Networks.

I also work with Megan Curry to support and develop IPL within the course including working with the IPL lead team and colleagues from other faculties. Alongside this I am interesting in International Student Exchange and how this can be integrated within IPL.

Research interests for potential research students

I am interested in several areas of future research including international Student Nurse Exchange programmes, Cost and Efficiency Improvements in Healthcare, Psychological Factors leading to and resulting from Orthopaedic Trauma, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) within Healthcare and Interprofessional Learning (IPL) within Healthcare programmes. 


My research while in practice focused on service improvement, specifically cost efficiency improvement projects with operating theatres. Though in the future I plan to progress my interests in both Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Interprofessional Learning (IPL) and look to conduct sole and collaborative research to assess specific issues relating to both Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and the National Health Service (NHS). I am also interested in conducting international relatable research particularly in areas such as EDI.


Number of items: 6.


Lee, Matthew (2021) Is it time to follow suit and agree a surgical tray weight limit in the United Kingdom? Journal of Perioperative Practice. p. 175045892110037. ISSN 2515-7949

Lee, Matthew (2021) Supporting patients whose first language is not English. British Journal of Nursing, 30 (4). p. 208. ISSN 0966-0461

Lee, Matthew (2021) Is it time to end the use of imperial measurements? [Comment]. British Journal of Nursing, 30 (2). p. 90. ISSN 0966-0461

Lee, Matthew (2020) The efficacy of smoke-free sites with little more than signage to instil concordance [Comment]. British Journal of Nursing, 29 (21). pp. 1290-1291. ISSN 0966-0461

Lee, Matthew (2020) Schools of nursing must represent UK diversity in their teaching programmes [Comment]. British Journal of Nursing, 29 (20). pp. 1210-1211. ISSN 0966-0461

Conference or Workshop Item

Lee, Matthew (2022) Embedding EDI within an Undergraduate Nursing Programme: An LGBTQ+ perspective. In: Queer Voices – The University of Sunderland’s 2nd Annual LGBTQI+ Multidisciplinary Research Conference, 21st June 2022, University of Sunderland - Online.

This list was generated on Tue Jul 5 01:04:52 2022 BST.

My areas of expertise are around Hand Hygiene, Surgical Scrub Technique and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) especially within the Perioperative Environment including Orthopaedic Trauma and High-Risk Elective Operations.

I also have experience of Cost and Service Efficiency Improvement Projects, Interprofessional Learning (IPL) and Interprofessional Working (IPW) and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) with healthcare.

I am a Registered Adult Nurse (Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)).

Last updated 28 June 2022