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Clinical Senior Lecturer

BSc (Hons), MSc, MBChB, FRCSEd (Paeds)

Email jon.wells@cdhb.health.nz

Jon joined the team at the UOC Simulation Centre in February 2022.

He completed his medical training in Edinburgh, Scotland and currently works at the University of Otago Simulation Centre as Clinical Senior Lecturer (Clinical Skills Research Lead) and also as a Paediatric Surgeon at Christchurch Hospital.

Jon is experienced with technical skills simulation for neonatal surgery and research and non-technical skills training around neonatal surgery. He has completed both the Network Z instructor course (2020) and Boston CMS course (2017).

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Publications

Choi, C., Wells, J., Luenenschloss, N., Yi, M., Morison, C., Cook, N., Beasley, S., & Jones, R. (2022). The role of motion tracking in assessing technical skill acquisition using a neonatal 3D-printed thoracoscopic esophageal atresia/tracheo-esophageal fistula simulator. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 57, 1087-1091. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.01.029

Nair, D., Wells, J. M., Yi, M., & Beasley, S. (2021). Is technical expertise necessary to assess technical expertise? Let's ask the kids. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1089/lap.2021.0321

Roberts, E. R., Hider, P. N., Wells, J. M., & Beasley, S. W. (2021). The frequency and effects of distractions in operating theatres. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 91, 841-846. doi: 10.1111/ans.16799

Nair, D., Wells, J. M., Cook, N., Yi, M., Scott, V., & Beasley, S. W. (2021). Construct validation of a 3D printed neonatal thoracoscopic simulator: Can it measure expertise? Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 56, 1962-1965. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2021.03.054

MacArthur-Beadle, I., Nair, D. V. K., Cook, N. J., Yi, M., Jones, R., Beasley, S. W., & Wells, J. M. (2020). Master and apprentice or a slave to technology? A randomized controlled trial of minimal access surgery simulation-based training techniques. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, 30(12), 1263-1271. doi: 10.1089/lap.2020.0637

Choi, C., Wells, J., Luenenschloss, N., Yi, M., Morison, C., Cook, N., Beasley, S., & Jones, R. (2022). The role of motion tracking in assessing technical skill acquisition using a neonatal 3D-printed thoracoscopic esophageal atresia/tracheo-esophageal fistula simulator. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 57, 1087-1091. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.01.029

Journal - Research Article

Nair, D., Wells, J. M., Cook, N., Yi, M., Scott, V., & Beasley, S. W. (2021). Construct validation of a 3D printed neonatal thoracoscopic simulator: Can it measure expertise? Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 56, 1962-1965. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2021.03.054

Journal - Research Article

Nair, D., Wells, J. M., Yi, M., & Beasley, S. (2021). Is technical expertise necessary to assess technical expertise? Let's ask the kids. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1089/lap.2021.0321

Journal - Research Article

Roberts, E. R., Hider, P. N., Wells, J. M., & Beasley, S. W. (2021). The frequency and effects of distractions in operating theatres. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 91, 841-846. doi: 10.1111/ans.16799

Journal - Research Article

MacArthur-Beadle, I., Nair, D. V. K., Cook, N. J., Yi, M., Jones, R., Beasley, S. W., & Wells, J. M. (2020). Master and apprentice or a slave to technology? A randomized controlled trial of minimal access surgery simulation-based training techniques. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, 30(12), 1263-1271. doi: 10.1089/lap.2020.0637

Journal - Research Article

Moorhead, A. A., Nair, D., Morison, C., Cook, N. J., Beasley, S. W., & Wells, J. M. (2020). Development of an instrumented thoracoscopic surgical trainer for objective evaluation of esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula repair. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 58, 601-609. doi: 10.1007/s11517-019-02107-6

Journal - Research Article

Wells, J. M., Nair, D., Cook, N., Yi, M., Moorhead, A., Maoate, K., & Beasley, S. W. (2020). End-user input into the design and validation of a synthetic thoracoscopic esophageal atresia/tracheo-esophageal fistula simulator. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, 30(6), 685-691. doi: 10.1089/lap.2019.0600

Journal - Research Article

Yau, A., Cha, R., Jayaratnam, S., Wilson, T., Kukkady, A., Evans, S. M., & Wells, J. M. (2019). Declining incidence of pyloric stenosis in New Zealand. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 89(10), 1242-1245. doi: 10.1111/ans.15377

Journal - Research Article

Bajaj, M., Wells, J., Liyanage, A., Evans, S., & Hamill, J. (2018). Radiation burden of pediatric ultrasound-guided percutaneous central venous access devices: A prospective cohort study. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 53(4), 802-807. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.10.054

Journal - Research Article

Nair, D., Wells, J. M., Cook, N., Moorhead, A., & Beasley, S. W. (2019). Critical design and validation considerations for the development of neonatal minimally invasive surgery simulators. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 54, 2448-2452. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.05.022

Journal - Research Other

Lee, A. B. S., Little, T. A., Wells, J., & Evans, S. (2018). Ileal ulceration in a child: A rare cause of occult haemorrhage. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(9), E672-E673. doi: 10.1111/ans.13623

Journal - Research Other

Wells, J. M., Milliken, I., & Powis, M. (2008). Volvulus of a jejunal lymphatic vascular malformation presenting with bilious vomiting and the radiological appearances of malrotation. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 43, E33-E35. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2007.08.067

Journal - Research Other

Wells, J. M., Pring, C. M., & Dexter, S. P. L. (2008). Closure of the crural defect during a two-stage oesophagogastrectomy. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 90(2), 162-163. doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2008.90.2.162

Journal - Research Other

Hobson, A., Krauss, M., Mandhan, P., Beasley, S., & Wells, J. (2017). Laparoscopic assisted sclerotherapy for safe treatment of retroperitoneal lymphatic malformations. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(Suppl. 1), (pp. 95). doi: 10.1111/ans.14001

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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