Rachel is a lecturer specialising in critical care nursing who first joined City University in 2000 as a cardiac lecturer practitioner linking with Barts and The London hospitals. She became a full time lecturer in critical care nursing in 2004.
Rachel initially qualified as a registered general nurse and started working as a staff nurse, specialising in cardiothoracic nursing at Harefield Hospital before moving over to adult intensive care at the Royal Brompton National Heart & Lung Hospital, both renowned cardiothoracic and transplant centres. She then moved to work in coronary care at the Chelsea & Westminster Healthcare Trust before being offered a role in practice development as the project nurse for the Regional Health Authority Collaborative Care Project that focused on developing the scope of professional nursing practice, presenting her work at the 'Vision for the Future' conference in 1996.
In 1998, she became a senior sister in cardiac practice development for Barts & The London NHS Trust, and a couple of years later, after completing her BSc in Nursing, made the transition into teaching with City University as a cardiac lecturer practitioner. Rachel's research for her MSc in Teaching and Learning explored the educational support needs of overseas qualified nurses with English as a second language. Rachel continues to practice and maintain her skills, working in the adult cardiothoracic intensive care unit at Harefield Hospital alongside her position at City University.
MSc Teaching and Learning ; BSc (Hons) Nursing; Module (M) Education Technology; RN General Nursing
Administrative roles/Clinical activity
- Acting Senior Personal Tutor Role: current undergraduate students
- Personal Tutor Role: Currently tutor to 20 Undergraduate Adult Nursing Students
- M&K Update Book Reviewer
- Invited member: Cardiac, Renal & Metabolic Division, Nursing and AHP Research Committee at Barts & The London NHS Trust (2010/2011)
- Link Lecturer Role to Barts Hospital
- Nursing: Adult Intensive Care at Harefield Hospital
Memberships of professional bodies
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Royal College of Nursing
- British Association of Critical Care Nurses
- Self-Management of Long Term Conditions
- Grant, R.A. and Johnson, K. (2007). Bradycardias and Blocks. In Johnson, K. and Rawlings-Anderson, K. (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-857072-1.
- Grant, R.A. and Rawlings-Anderson, K. (2007). Cardiac Assessment. In Johnson, K. and Rawlings-Anderson, K. (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-857072-1.
Courses taught on
- BSc Adult Nursing
- PGDip Adult Nursing
Modules taught on
- HS1011 Foundations of Relationship Centred Practice
- HS1021 Developing Relationship Centred Care in Professional Practice
- Introducing Clinical Practice (HS1002)
- HS2002 Developing Clinical Practice
- HS2448 Introduction to Critical Care Nursing (Adult Nursing)
- HS2132 Experiencing Acute Care, Diagnosis and Treatment : Adult Nursing
- NM2731/3713 Evaluating and Disseminating Adult Nursing Practice
- NM2761 Developing Adult Learning Practice, Pathology and Related Pharmacology
- NM3224 Acute and High Dependency Care: Core Skills
- NM3225 Acute & High Dependency Care: Specialist Skills
- NM3258 Cardiac Care Specialist Role Development
- HSM101 Engaging in Clinical Practice 1
- BLT2 & BLT4 Project Management Venepuncture and Cannulation