Rachel Byatt

Senior Lecturer, Course Leader BSc Pre-registration Nursing

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB337

+44 (0) 1772 89 5521

Subject Areas: Nursing

Rachel teaches on modules mainly within the Pre-registration Nursing Curriculum. She is link lecturer for the Children’s areas at Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust. Rachel’s interests lie in nursing children and families in the acute hospital setting, clinical simulation, drug calculations and numeracy. Rachel is currently the Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Pre-Registration Nursing (Children) course.

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Following successful completion of her Registered General Nurse Training at South Manchester, Rachel initially worked on a male general surgical ward. From there she worked as a staff nurse on a children’s unit within a district general hospital, this led her to commence her Children’s Nurse Training at the University of Salford which she completed in 2000. Since then she has gained experience in nursing acutely ill children, both with surgical and medical needs, and within a children’s emergency setting. Prior to working at UCLAN her most recent post was as Clinical Placement Facilitator where she worked closely with Higher Education Institutes, NHS Trusts and Pre-Registration Student Nurses. During her time at UCLAN Rachel has gained a wealth of experience in teaching and learning, is module leader for a number of pre-registration modules and is an experienced academic and a passionate children’s nurse. Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, gaming, swimming and walking her dogs.


2012 Master’s Degree in Higher Education
2012 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2009 Registered Nurse Teacher
2009 PG Diploma Teaching & Learning in HE
2008 PG Certificate Teaching & Learning
2006 Certificate in Higher Education Teaching Toolkit
2005 BA (Hons) Health Studies
2002 City & Guilds 7307
2000 Registered Nurse Child
2000 Diploma in Children’s Nursing
1994 Registered General Nurse

Research Activities

Undertaking the Professional Doctorate in Health

External Affiliations and Roles

External Examiner at Swansea University for:

Pre-registration Nursing Children

PG Certificate in Neonatal Care


1. Byatt, R. (2014). Enhancing student nurses’ maths confidence and ability via numeracy drop-in sessions. Working Papers in Health Sciences, 1(9), 1-8

2. Byatt, R. (2013). Improving student nurses’ maths confidence and ability. Compendium of Effective Practice: Proven examples of what works in enhancing the student experience in higher education, (2nd ed.). London, UK: HEA

3. Carter, B., Grey, J., McWilliams, E., Clair, Z., Blake, K., & Byatt, (2014) “Just kids playing sport (in a chair)”: experiences of children, families and stakeholders attending a wheelchair sports club. Disability and Sport, 29(6), 938-952.


Nursing & Midwifery Council

Royal College of Nursing

Aurora National Leadership Foundation

Fellow Higher Education Academy

Teaching Activities

Year 1 – Degree Modules (All Fields)

Year 2 – Degree Modules (Child), Module Leader Year 2

Year 3 – Degree Modules (All Fields), Module Leader Year 3

Post – Registration – Bachelor’s Degree & Master’s Degree Modules

Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Pre-Registration Nursing (Children)


2006: Presented Concurrent Session “Assessing Clinical Skills of student nurses via formative OSCE”. Children & Young People’s Nursing Clinical Skills Conference, Cardiff University

2009: Presented Concurrent Session “Supporting the transition of the student nurse (child branch) into the common foundation programme”. RCN Children & Young People’s Conference, Liverpool

2011: Presented Concurrent Session “Children in the classroom” Service Users Conference, University of Central Lancashire

2012: Presented Concurrent Session “Using Children to teach child branch student nurses”. RCN Children & Young People’s Conference, Leeds.

2013: Presented Concurrent Session "Improving Student Nurses' Maths Confidence & Ability". Nurse Education Today Conference, Cambridge