Here is a list of publications arising from my research into the operating theatre.


Korkiakangas, T. et al. (Forthcoming). Transposing an operating room simulation from the UK to the USA: Challenges and opportunities.

Korkiakangas, T. et al. (Forthcoming). Practice recommendation: Improving team participation in the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist.

Korkiakangas, T. (Forthcoming). The surgical count: How communication underpins the counting of accountable surgical instruments, needles, and swabs.

Korkiakangas, T. (Forthcoming). Dealing with uncertainty: Talk, body, and material objects in surgical instrument transfer.

Korkiakangas, T. (Forthcoming). Screens and interaction in surgery: How a scrub nurse follows a laparoscopic operation.


Korkiakangas, T. (2017). Mobilising a team for the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist: A qualitative video study. BMJ Quality and Safety, 26, 177-188.


Korkiakangas, T., Weldon, S-M., Bezemer, J., & Kneebone, R. (2016). “Coming Up!”: Why verbal acknowledgement matters in the operating theatre. In S. White & J. Cartmill (Eds.), Communication in Surgical Practice. Equinox. 

Bezemer, J., Korkiakangas, T., Weldon, S-M., Kress, G., & Kneebone, R. (2016). Unsettled teamwork: Communication and learning in the operating theatres of an urban hospital. Journal of Advanced Nursing72(2), 361-72.


Weldon, S-M., Korkiakangas, T., Bezemer, J. & Kneebone, R. (2015). Music and communication in the operating theatre. Journal of Advanced Nursing71(12), 2763–2774.

Korkiakangas, T., Weldon, S-M., Bezemer, J., & Kneebone, R. (2015). Video-supported Simulation for Interactions in the Operating Theatre (ViSIOT). Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11(4), 203-207.


Korkiakangas, T. (2014). Challenges in archiving and sharing video data: Considering moral, pragmatic and substantial arguments. Journal of Research Practice, 10(1), A M3.

Korkiakangas, T., Weldon, S-M., Bezemer, J., & Kneebone, R. (2014). Nurse-surgeon object transfer: Video analysis of communication and situation awareness in the operating theatre. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51(9), 1195-1206. [abstract]

Weldon, S-M., Korkiakangas, T., Bezemer, J. & Kneebone, R. (2013). Communication in the operating theatre. British Journal of Surgery100(13), 1677-1688. [abstract]

Weldon, S., Korkiakangas, T., Bezemer, J., Kneebone, R., Nicholson, K., & Kress, G. (2012). Transient teams in the operating theatre. The Operating Theatre Journal, 261, 2. [professional media article]