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Research Associate

Rachel King

The University of Sheffield

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My background is in nursing; since 2000 I have worked in emergency admissions, substance misuse, and most recently as an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) in primary care. Having completed a PhD study on 'knowledge mobilisation in discharge decision-making by ANPs in the emergency department' I now work as a research associate at the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Sheffield. I am part of a team undertaking a programme of work on nursing workforce issues, funded through a strategic research alliance with the Royal College of Nursing. Passionate about improving patient care through supporting healthcare workers in new roles that cross professional boundaries.

Teaching Interests
Advanced nursing practice, advanced physical assessment, communication skills.

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

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