Rachel Murray
  • University Of Huddersfield

Personal profile


I am a Registered Nurse with 19 years experience in acute medicine and critical care and for the last 4 years have been working in higher education at the University of Huddersfield.

Having achieved my degree in Sociology, I went on to complete my Nurse training. I developed highly specialised skills in intensive care nursing whilst being actively involved in informal teaching within the clinical area. In 2019 I was successful in a secondment opportunity at the University of Huddersfield as a Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) for the Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) programme, becoming a team leader and more recently taking a permanent role as a Lecturer and Course Leader. This role involves supporting learners in their progression on the programme to meet NMC and apprenticeship requirements, teaching clinical skills and lectures, liaising with stakeholders, recruitment and supporting colleagues within the team. I have just been involved in a full Ofsted inspection of the apprenticeship provision, for which the University has been graded as Outstanding: 50233649 (ofsted.gov.uk)

Since joining the university I have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Education, becoming a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have just completed my Masters in Health Education. I am co-author on an article being submitted for publication and part of a research project on Compassionate Circles, which has just been granted ethical approval.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Masters in Health Education - Distinction

Award Date: 6 Nov 2023

Master, Post Graduate Certificate in Health Education

Award Date: 1 Sep 2020

Bachelor, 1st Class honours degree Nursing Practice, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 2 Nov 2009

General Intensive Care Nursing Course, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 1 Sep 2005

Diploma in Nursing, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 1 Sep 1998

Bachelor, Sociology, Birmingham City University

Award Date: 8 Jun 1998

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Trainee Nursing Associate