Dr Rachael Lear


I am a Senior Lecturer within the Workforce Development Team and I hold a PhD focussing on patient safety in arterial surgery. Previously, I worked as an Advanced Vascular Nurse Practitioner assessing and planning care for acutely unwell patients in the peri-operative period.  My current Senior Lecturer role involves both teaching and research.  I am module leader for the Acutely Unwell Patient module that is undertaken by nursing associates, and I also run the MSc research project (dissertation) module for nurses, midwives and paramedics.  I contribute to a range of mixed-methods research and evaluation projects within the School of Nursing and I have published in national and international journals.  I am a member of the Emergency, Cardiovascular and Critical Care Research (ECCCR) group, which is part of the Centre for Health and Social Care based at the St George's Hospital site.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer


  • PhD Clinical Medicine Research, Imperial College London
  • BA Nursing Studies
  • BA Hons French with Italian

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught



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Lear, Rachael, Godfrey, Anthony D., Riga, Celia, Norton, Christine, Vincent, Charles and Bicknell, Colin D. (2017) Surgeons' perceptions of the causes of preventable harm in arterial surgery : a mixed-methods study. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 54(6), pp. 778-786. ISSN (print) 1078-5884

Lear, R., Godfrey, A. D., Riga, C., Norton, C., Vincent, C. and Bicknell, C. D. (2017) The impact of system factors on quality and safety in arterial surgery : a systematic review. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 54(1), pp. 79-93. ISSN (print) 1078-5884

Lear, R., Riga, C., Godfrey, A. D., Falaschetti, E., Cheshire, N. J., Van Herzeele, I., Norton, C., Vincent, C., Darzi, A. W. and Bicknell, C. D. (2016) Multicentre observational study of surgical system failures in aortic procedures and their effect on patient outcomes. British Journal of Surgery, 103(11), pp. 1467-1475. ISSN (print) 0007-1323


Lear, Rachael (2018) A systems approach to identifying patient safety problems in arterial surgery. (PhD thesis), Imperial College London, .

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