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. http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/news-and-bulletin/rcoa-news-and-statements/royal-college-of-anaesthetists-awarded-nice-accreditation
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.
Qualitative Research Methods - Observation, focus groups, interviews
Narrative Systematic Reviews
Qualitative Research Methodology:
Patient Safety Research
Anaesthesia & Intensive Care research
Management of local, national & international research studies
Ethics & R&D applications
Peer Reviewer for the British Journal of Anaesthesia
Member of Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group
Grant Reviewer - National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia
Narrative Systematic Reviews
Delphi Methodology in Peri-operative Medicine
Qualitative Research Methodology
MOPPETT, I. K., ROWLANDS, M., MANNINGS, A., MORAN, C. G. and WILES, M. D., 2015. LiDCO-based fluid management in patients undergoing hip fracture surgery under spinal anaesthesia: a randomized trial and systematic review BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA. 114(3), 444-459 JOTHIRAJ H, HOWLAND-HARRIS J, EVLEY R and MOPPETT IK, 2013. Distractions and the anaesthetist: a qualitative study of context and direction of distraction. British journal of anaesthesia. 111(3), 477-82 WHYNES, D. K., MCCAHON, R. A., RAVENSCROFT, A., HODGKINSON, V., EVLEY, R. and HARDMAN, J. G., 2013. Responsiveness of the EQ-5D Health-Related Quality-of-Life Instalment in Assessing Low Back Pain VALUE IN HEALTH. 16(1), 124-132
MAHAJAN, R. P. and EVLEY, R., 2011. More research is needed into anaesthetic drug errors Reply BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA. 106(1), 146-147