School of Nursing
Brook Building, BB319
+44 (0) 1772 89 5521
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.
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.
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.
Undertaking the Professional Doctorate in Health