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Rachel Game

Rachel Game

Principal Lecturer & Academic Team Leader Children’s Nursing

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB319

+44 (0) 1772 89 5521

rgame@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Nursing and Midwifery

Rachel is Principal Lecturer in Children’s Nursing and the Academic Team Leader for the Children’s Nursing Team. She teaches all levels from 4-7 and enjoys teaching and learning with her students. Rachel has a lead role in the School of Nursing for Recruitment, International Placements and Business Development.

Rachel is in the early stages of her Professional Doctorate.

Full Profile

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 she was a 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Publications

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

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

Carter, B., Grey, J., McWilliams, E., Clair, Z., Blake, K., & Byatt, R.al (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.

Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Aurora National Leadership Foundation
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy

Teaching Activities and responsibilities

  • 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

External Affiliations and Roles

  • External Examiner at Swansea University for:
  • Pre-registration Nursing Children
  • PG Certificate in Neonatal Care

Conferences

  • 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

 

Research

Undertaking the Professional Doctorate in Health