Professor Heather Jarman
Professor Jarman has been a Consultant Nurse in Emergency Care at St George’s Hospital in London since 2004, specifically focusing in practice in the emergency and major trauma care. She was the Clinical Director for the Major Trauma Centre at St George’s from 2012 – 2018, the only nurse to hold this level of appointment in the UK.
She is the lead for the ED Clinical Academic Unit which oversees academic work and research delivery in the Emergency Department.
Professor Jarman trained as a registered nurse at Westminster Hospital in London and has had a clinical career in a variety of roles in emergency care for over 25 years.
Professor Jarman achieved a Master’s in Education in 2005 and holds a Doctorate from King’s College London exploring the effect of restructuring major trauma services in London on the work of emergency nurses. She is the Emergency Department research lead and holds a Visiting Chair in the Joint Faculty of Kingston and St George’s. She is a Reader in the Population Health Research Institute at St George’s, University of London. She is the author of a number of publications and has participated as a speaker at many national and international meetings.
Her research interests are in older people and she chairs the department ‘Older People Special Interest Group’. In 2018 she was awarded the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) ‘Emergency Nurse of the Year’ for her development and leadership of ED research unit.
She is currently on a secondment to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Nurse Research Leaders programme for 2 days a week developing research capacity and capability in emergency care.
Other roles / memberships
- South London Clinical Research Network specialty lead (Trauma and Emergency Care)
- Expert Adviser for the NICE Centre for Guidelines
- Steering Committee Member (UK) – European Trauma Course
- Research Leadership Team – Emergency, Cardiovascular and Critical Care Research Group. Joint Faculty of Kingston and St George’s
- Chair – National Major Trauma Nursing and Rehabilitation Groups joint research sub-group
Telephone: 020 8725 1999