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Janet Hunter

Senior Lecturer

School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing

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MG22, Myddelton Street Building

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Janet is a Senior Lecturer in Adult nursing specialising in clinical skills education and surgical care who joined City, University of London in 2002.

Janet trained at St. Bartholomew's hospital and initially started work as a staff nurse at Barts, working in general surgery. She was promoted to senior staff nurse and then sister, before moving to The Royal Hospitals NHS Trust into a role as senior sister. During this time, she worked in vascular, gastrointestinal and colorectal and breast surgery, as well as using radioactive isotopes in radiotherapy. She later branched out into plastic and reconstructive surgery, emergency and elective gynaecology whilst occupying the same role for Barts and The London NHS Trust, before joining City, University of London as a visiting lecturer in 2000. Since September 2010, she has also held a position as a link lecturer at The Heart Hospital and is currently at Barts Health NHS Trust.


MA Academic Practice, BSc (Hons) Nursing and PGCE Management.

Administrative roles

  1. Lead for Clinical Skills Education and Simulated Practice - BSc and PG Diploma programme
  2. Lead for year 1 and year 2 Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
  3. Module leadership in the Undergraduate BSc and PGDiploma Pre-registration programme
  4. Member of the Practice Advisory Board


  1. Senior Lecturer in Adult nursing, City, University London, 2002 – present

Memberships of committees

  1. Member, Learning and Teaching Committee

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. Member, Royal College of Nursing
  2. Member, University & College Union
  3. Member, Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH)


Research areas

- Clinical skills education and practice
- Surgical nursing and peri-operative care


  1. Reid-Searl, K., Levett-Jones, T., Lapkin, S., Jakimowicz, S., Hunter, J. and Rawlings-Anderson, K. (2020). Evaluation of the ‘Empathic Care of a Vulnerable Older Person’ e-simulation. Nurse Education Today, 88. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104375.


  1. Hunter, J. (2010). Administration of Injections. Medicines Management: A Guide for Nurses (pp. 205–220). ISBN 978-1-4051-8163-1.

Journal articles (8)

  1. Hunter, J., Rawlings-Anderson, K., Lindsay, T., Bowden, T. and Aitken, L.M. (2018). Exploring student nurses’ attitudes towards those who are obese and whether these attitudes change following a simulated activity. Nurse Education Today, 65, pp. 225–231. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2018.03.013.
  2. Lindsay, T. and Hunter, J. (2014). What do you see Nurse? Dementia: Everybody’s Business. Learning at City Journal, 4(2), pp. 53–55.
  3. Hunter, J. and Rawlings-Anderson, K. (2008). Respiratory assessment. Nurs Stand, 22(41), pp. 41–43. doi:10.7748/ns2008.
  4. Rawlings-Anderson, K. and Hunter, J. (2008). Monitoring pulse rate. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 22(31), pp. 41–43.
  5. Hunter, J. (2008). Intramuscular injection techniques. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 22(24), pp. 35–40. doi:10.7748/ns2008.
  6. Hunter, J. (2008). Subcutaneous injection technique. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 22(21), pp. 41–44. doi:10.7748/ns2008.
  7. Whiteing, N. and Hunter, J. (2008). Nursing management of patients who are nil by mouth. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 22(26), pp. 40–45. doi:10.7748/ns2008.
  8. Hunter, J. (2008). Chest drain removal. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 22(45), pp. 35–38. doi:10.7748/ns2008.


Courses taught on

- BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
- PGDip Adult Nursing

Modules taught on

- NM2728 Consolidating Professional Knowledge    
- NM2731/3713 Evaluating and Disseminating Adult Nursing Practice
- NM2733/3715 Managing Care in Acute Situations
- NM2735/3717 Essential Mental Health Nursing Skills
- NM2761 Year 2 FACT & ABS Adult
- NM2770 Delivery of Professional Care in the Wider Context
- NM2771/3741 Developing Professional Autonomy
- HS1021 Developing Relationship-Centred Care
- HS1002 Simulated Practice: Introducing Clinical Practice
- HSM001 Relationship-Centred Care    
- HSM101 Engaging in Practice: Introducing Clinical Practice
- HSM132 Experiencing Acute Care, Diagnostics & Treatment (Adult)

Other Activities

Events/conferences (8)

  1. Hunter, J., Cole, E., Nicol, M. & Perovic, N. Behind Closed Doors: Preparation for Learning in Peri-operative care. Prato, Tuscany (2013).
    Description: Fifth International Clinical Skills conference, Clinical Skills Education: Building Bridges between Simulation and Practice, Monash University
  2. Hunter, J., Cole, E. & Nicol, M. Behind Closed Doors: Preparation for Learning in Peri-operative care. Fife, Scotland (2011).
    Description: Eleventh Annual Scottish Clinical Skills Network Conference, Clinical Skills in the 21st Century, University of St Andrews
  3. Hunter, J., Cole, E. & Nicol, M. Behind Closed Doors: Preparation for Learning in Peri-operative care (online). (2011).
    Description: Available from:
  4. Hunter, J., Nicol, M, and Perovic, N. On-line teaching for technophobes! Turning teaching materials into interactive learning programmes. Manchester, UK (2009).
    Description: Joint Annual Conference of the National Association of medical Simulators, Clinical Skills Network (NAMS-CSN)
  5. Hunter, J., Nicol, M, and Perovic, N. On-line teaching for technophobes! Turning teaching materials into interactive learning programmes. Prato, Tuscany (2009).
    Description: Third International Clinical Skills Conference. Researching Clinical Skills: Showcasing best practice for students and practitioners, Monash University
  6. Hunter J. MRSA Swab Technique (online). (2009).
    Description: Available from:
  7. Hunter, J., Nicol, M. & Perovic, N. Promoting safe peri-operative care: from workbook to on-line learning. London (2007).
    Description: Queen Mary Learning and Teaching Day Conference. Queen Mary, University of London
  8. Hunter, J., McElligott, M. & Nicol, M. Promoting safe peri-operative care: A flexible learning approach. Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). London (2006).
    Description: Maximising learning in practice conference, Barts and The London NHS Trust, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry and City University London