Rachel Pilkington

School of Health and Society

Image of Rachel Pilkington coming soon

Contact Details

Mary Seacole Building, Room 3.20.


Please email for an appointment. 

Current positions

Lecturer in Adult Nursing


Rachel qualified as a registered adult nurse in September 2004 from the University of Manchester. Once qualified Rachel worked in the Integrated Stroke Unit, part of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust until 2006. In August 2006, Rachel moved to the Emergency Department (ED) at Stockport NHS Foundation, where during her twelve years, she worked in all areas of the ED caring for all age groups and conditions. Rachel then became the Clinical Practice Facilitator (CPF) for the ED, educating and supporting all healthcare professionals with their training and development.

In 2019, Rachel joined University of Salford as a Clinical Skills Teacher and became the Lead for Basic Life Support (BLS), a University Link Lecturer (ULL) and a Personal Tutor (PT), teaching student nurses from all fields of practice on a wide variety of clinical skills. During this time Rachel completed her Post Graduate Certificate Academic Practice.

In June 2022, Rachel became an Adult Lecturer, teaching specifically in the Year 1 team with Transdisciplinary Science (TDS) and Voices and Choices (V+C) and became Co-Module Leader of TDS, as well as continuing as a ULL and PT to Jan 22. Rachel also supports the Post Graduate Certificate (PG CERT) in Gastroenterology module for healthcare professionals. During this time Rachel has been undertaking her Master’s, qualification in Leading in Education. Recently Rachel has coordinated a simulation week on BLS and Sepsis care and the subjects surrounding this. Rachel has a keen interest in Emergency Care, Clinical Skills and Simulation.


  • Transdisciplinary Science (TDS)
  • Voices and Choices and clinical skills as part of the Future Nurse Curriculum
  • PGCert in Gastroenterology

Research Interests

  • Emergency Care nursing
  • Clinical Skills
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation care

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Diploma in Adult Nursing
  • Degree (Hons) in Adult Nursing
  • Advanced Adult Life Support (ALS)
  • Post graduate Certificate in Academic Practice


  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • Fellow of Advance Higher Education Academy (FHEA)