Mrs Rachel Pilkington

School of Health & Society

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Current positions



I qualified as a registered adult nurse in 2004 from the University of Manchester. Once qualified my first role as a qualified nurse was in Stroke care. Caring for patient in both the acute and rehabilitation. In 2006, I moved to the Emergency Department (ED) where I worked in all areas, caring for adult and children and young people (CYP). Towards the end of my 12 years in ED, I became the Clinical Practice Facilitator (CPF), supporting all healthcare professionals in their roles. At the beginning of 2019, I left ED to become a Clinical Skills teacher at the University of Salford (UoS) as part of the Future Nurse Curriculum. During this time, I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PG CAP) and commenced my masters qualification. Just over 12 months ago I became an adult lecturer and have since gained my masters in leading in education. I am married to Mike and we have 2 children together.

My aim is to make a difference and give the highest standard of care to my patients and their family by directly giving the best education to our students.

Areas of Research

Basic Life Support
Sudden Cardiac Arrests
Emergency Department
Improving the fundamentals of nursing
Emergency Care


Teach on the Year 1 team as part of the BSc Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Future Nurse Curriculum (FNC) Nursing Programme
Co-module Leader of Transdisciplinary Science (TDS)
Voices and choices

Post Grad Certificate in Gastroenterology.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Leadership and Management in Education

    2019 - 2023
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

    2019 - 2020
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing practice.

    2009 - 2015
  • Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing

    2001 - 2004