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Rachel Grant

Lecturer in Critical Care Nursing

School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing

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MG22, Myddelton Street Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



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 has specialised in cardiac critical care nursing throughout her career - working at Harefield Hospital and the Royal Brompton National Heart & Lung Hospitals (now Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust), both renowned centres of excellence for cardiothoracic and transplant patient care. She also has also worked in cardiology (CCU) and was the Senior Sister for Cardiac Practice Development across Barts & The London NHS Trust before making the transition into teaching at City University.

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 and works as a Bank Nurse in the Adult Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at Harefield Hospital, alongside her position at City University.


  1. Registered Nurse Teacher, Nursing and Midwifery Council, United Kingdom, Jan 2007
  2. Registered Nurse, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, United Kingdom, Nov 1985
  3. MSc in Teaching and Learning (Post Compulsory), University of Surrey, United Kingdom
  4. BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, University of Manchester, United Kingdom


  1. Admissions Tutor, City, University of London, Sep 2019 – present
  2. Lecturer in Critical Care Nursing, City University, Jan 2004 – present
  3. Lecturer Practitioner, Barts & The London NHS Trust/City University, London, Sep 2000 – Dec 2004
  4. Senior Sister: Cardiac Practice Development, Barts & The London NHS Trust, Nov 1998 – Aug 2000
  5. Project Nurse: Collaborative Care (North Thames Region), Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare Trust, Apr 1996 – Nov 1998


Chapters (4)

  1. Grant, R.A. and Olson, K. (2014). Bradycardias and blocks. In Olson, K. (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing (pp. 213–242). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-965134-4.
  2. Grant, R. (2014). Cardiac Assessment. In Olson, K. (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing (pp. 25–68). Oxford: OUP Oxford. ISBN 978-0-19-103944-7.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


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

Other Activities

Clinical activity (2)

  1. SSN (Bank) Intensive Care Unit (Harefield Hospital), Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Nov 2011 – May 2018
  2. Link Lecturer - Oncology Wards, Theatres, Breast and Fertility Clinics, Barts and The London NHS Trust

Editorial activity

  1. Journal of Cardiac Nursing
    British Journal of Nursing
    , Reviewer, Sep 2017 – present.