Rachel King

MMedSci, RGN

Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School

Research Associate

+44 114 222 2626

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Rachel King
Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School
3a B02
Barber House Annexe
3 Clarkehouse Road
S10 2HQ

Following a degree in pharmacology, I completed a master’s in healthcare sciences with registration as a nurse in 2000. I have worked clinically as a nurse in emergency admissions, substance misuse, and primary care, most recently as an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP).

In 2015, I began a PhD in the University’s School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) exploring knowledge mobilisation in discharge decision-making by ANPs in the emergency department, funded by NIHR CLAHRC YH. I have been working as a research associate at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, since 2018, as part of a team undertaking a programme of work on nursing workforce issues. The programme is funded through a strategic research alliance with the Royal College of Nursing.

Research interests

I am currently involved in a programme of work researching nursing workforce issues (safe staffing, advanced nurse practitioner credentialing, development of the nurse associate role).
I would be interested in continuing to explore knowledge mobilisation and situated learning by ANPs in a wide range of healthcare settings.

I have experience in qualitative methods, including ethnography, interviews and focus groups.


Journal articles

Teaching interests

Advanced nursing practice, advanced physical assessment, communication skills.

I jointly supervise two PhD students with a focus on advanced nursing practice.

Professional activities

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Member of Athena Swann committee in ScHARR (2016-2018).
Member of the academic board for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals’ combined community and acute care (CCA) group.