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Rachel Evley

Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Dr Rachel Evley qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1995 from Sheffield University and after a brief period at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary working in Trauma & Orthopaedics moved to Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust in 1998 to the Adult Intensive Care Unit. In 2001 Dr Evley took up the post of Research Nurse on the Adult Intensive Care Unit and in 2004 relocated to the Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Research Group to further develop her Research Nurse role.

In 2008-2009 Rachel was seconded to the Royal College of Anaesthetists & the National Patient Safety Agency investigating the feasibility of introducing double checking into anaesthetic practice. During this time commencing her PhD investigating safety in anaesthesia and the role systems, technology and culture play.

Currently Rachel is providing research expertise to the Royal College of Anaesthetists for the process of updating 'Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthesia Services' so that they fulfil the standard criteria for accreditation by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the first three chapters have successfully been accredited so far.

Rachel currently teaches qualitative observational research methods on the N-TRANS course run by the School of Medicine, University of Nottingham and supervises students up to PhD level within the Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Research Group.

Expertise Summary

Qualitative Research Methods - Observation, focus groups, interviews

Narrative Systematic Reviews

Delphi Methodology

Qualitative Research Methodology:

Interpretive Phenomenology

Grounded Theory

Thematic Analysis

Patient Safety Research

Anaesthesia & Intensive Care research

Management of local, national & international research studies

Protocol Development

Ethics & R&D applications

Grant Applications

Peer Reviewer for the British Journal of Anaesthesia

Member of Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group

Grant Reviewer - National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia

Research Summary

Narrative Systematic Reviews

Delphi Methodology in Peri-operative Medicine

Qualitative Research Methodology

Recent Publications

Past Research

Drug Errors in Anaesthesia

Distraction in Anaesthesia & Critical Care

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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