Anand Kannan

Clinical Skills Tutor

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Allied Health

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Operating department practice

Anand joined ARU as a Clinical Skills Tutor from clinical practice as an operating department practitioner (ODP).



Anand is an operating department practitioner, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Clinically Anand has more than two decades of work experience in theatres in the UK, Middle East and Asia combined.

He maintains his clinical practice at Cambridge University NHS Hospitals, Addenbrooke’s NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge.

Research interests

Anand is currently undertaking a Masters in Medical and Healthcare Education.

He is interested in developing future research, in the following fields:
  • Anaesthesia and Simulation
  • Curriculum Development



  • Postgraduate Certificate, Medical and Healthcare Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Preparing to teach in lifelong learning Sector (QCF), Cambridge Regional College
  • BSc (Hons) Acute Care, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Diploma in Higher Education, Operating Department Practice, Anglia Ruskin University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Registered ODP, Health and Care Professions Council
  • Resuscitation Council (UK)

Selected recent publications

Kannan, A (2008) Heparinised saline or Normal Saline? in: British Journal of Perioperative Practice. Oct; 18(10):440-1.

Kannan, A. and Bamber, J. (2010) Compartment Syndrome; Poster (Perioperative practice); Cambridge University Hospitals, Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust