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brendan greaney

Dr Brendan Greaney RN, PG Dip, PGCE, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Nursing Education - Adult Nursing

Biography

Brendan completed his nurse training as a Registered General Nurse in Birmingham in September 1989 and worked in clinical practice for 12 years across a wide variety of clinical areas including General Critical Care, Coronary Care/Cardiology, Emergency Medical Admissions, Chest Medicine, a Critical Care Unit specialising in Cardiothoracic Surgery/Neuro-Surgery/General Surgery with some exposure to paediatric cardiac surgery as well as a Cardiothoracic surgical ward where he was involved in setting up a nurse led pre-admission clinic.

Brendan then spent 18 months as a Practice Development Charge Nurse before moving into Nurse Education at Coventry University in 2002. Brendan has worked at Coventry University for over 21 years within the Faculty for Health & Life Sciences in various academic roles including Course Director to a 12 month Top Up degree BSc Nursing Studies for International Nurses, module leader to two Masters level research modules, one of these in Advanced Clinical Practice. Brendan also had an additional role for nearly 4 years as Faculty Lead for Disability & Learning Support and was previously Chair to the Community of Practice Inclusive Curriculum set up in July 2020.

Brendan also spent some time teaching on Undergraduate Nursing programmes in Hong Kong and China as part of International partnerships, course leader to the CPD Critical Care nursing course for 16 years, previously module leader to UG Acute Care Adult nursing modules and additionally set up a Critical Care Transfers module for the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance service. This module was later accessed by Critical Care and Emergency Care Military nurses as part of an academic programme at Coventry University prior to deployment to Afghanistan.

Brendan was awarded a PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2018 titled 'Dyslexia in Nursing & Nurse Education - a case study and an MA in Education from Birmingham City University in 2007.

Research interests:

  • dyslexia/neurodiversity in nursing/healthcare professions;
  • inclusivity in HE;
  • recognition of signs and symptoms of sepsis by nurses/healthcare professionals

Enquiring about potential PhD supervision

If you’re thinking of applying for one of our PhD programmes and are looking for potential supervisors, please email nmpc_pgr_enquiries@kcl.ac.uk listing the names of the supervisors you’ve identified as having expertise in your chosen area, along with your CV and a short research proposal. 

Our Postgraduate Research Team will contact supervisors on your behalf and get back to you. If you have any queries in the meantime, please use the email address above, rather than contacting potential PhD supervisors directly, because they are unable to respond to initial enquiries.

    At King's College, Brendan will module lead on the Art & Science of Nursing as part of the MNursing programme, contribute to teaching on the UG Nursing programme and participate in PG research supervision as well as other academic roles including academic personal teacher, placement link tutor and academic assessor.

      At King's College, Brendan will module lead on the Art & Science of Nursing as part of the MNursing programme, contribute to teaching on the UG Nursing programme and participate in PG research supervision as well as other academic roles including academic personal teacher, placement link tutor and academic assessor.