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BSc (Hons) Applied Biology, RN (Adult), MMedSci, Diploma in Acute and Critical Care, PGCEd


Following undertaking a Bachelors degree in Applied Biology at Cardiff University i decided to pursue a career in nursing. I completed my pre-registration adult nurse training at Sheffield University and then worked within adult critical care in a teaching hospital in Sheffield. During this time i did the critical care course and undertook some research which formed part of my Masters of Medical Science. Following this i moved to South Wales and continued to work within critical care .

My interest in teaching, learning, supporting students and physiology from my first degree led me to take up my current post as a Senior Lecturer at the university in 2005. Since then i have continued to work clinically within critical care.


Teaching and supervision of students on healthcare support worker, pre-registration and post-registration nursing courses
Curriculum development for Health and Social care worker course


McMillen, R, Dowie I (2007) Games for Learning: Subtle but Significant. NET Conference, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge (September 4th 2007)
McMillen, R (2008) End of life decisions: Nurses perceptions, feelings and experiences. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 24, 251-259.
McMillen, R, Pitcher, B (2010) Patient observations: a guide for support workers. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, (4)9, 434-437.
McMillen, R, Pitcher, B (2011) The balancing act: body fluids and protecting patient health. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, (5)3, 117-121.


Nursing and Midwifery Council
Royal College of Nursing


Research interests include clinical skills, learning and teaching and healthcare support worker education.

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