Professor Heather Jarman
Consultant Nurse in Emergency Care
Clinical Academic Lead – Emergency Department
Telephone: 020 8725 1999
Secretary telephone: 020 8725 1289
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.
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 24 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 Academic lead and holds a Visiting Chair in the Joint Faculty of Kingston and St George’s. 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 older people and in patient and families experiences of care. She is Principal Investigator on a number of NIHR funded studies.
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 nursing.
- Expert Adviser for the NICE Centre for Guidelines
- London School of Emergency Medicine, Clinical Academic Committee
In 2018 she was awarded the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 'Emergency Nurse of the Year' for her development and leadership of emergency department research.