Mr Tim Murray

Mr Tim Murray

Lecturer in Adult Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)



Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Charge Nurse and Clinical School Fellow (Honorary Contract), University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Tim joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing in April 2021 having previously worked in the NHS since he qualified in 2013. He has a clinical background in Cardiac Intensive Care, Respiratory and Cardiology Nursing and also in Clinical Nursing Management. Whilst being a Ward Manager in Cardiology, Tim also managed the Stroke and Neurology Ward and one of the inpatient COVID-19 Wards for a short term in response to the COVID pandemic. As part of his role as Ward Manager, Tim participated in the Senior Nurse rota where he was the Senior Nurse for the Hospital and would perform this role alongside his Clinical Nursing Management duties. Tim holds an Honorary Contract with University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust to maintain his clinical and nursing management skills. He also continues to work in practice clinically in Cardiology and Respiratory and supporting the Senior Nurse Rota through his job with NHS Professionals.

He was successful in securing a grant from the National Institute of Health Research to undertake the Master of Clinical Research course in the School of Health Professions at the University of Plymouth. During this time he planned and carried out the POSETIV Study - the Perceptions Of healthcare Staff on Establishing a Trial of nurse-led non-Invasive Ventilation weaning on wards.

Throughout his clinical career, Tim has been a Clinical Skills Demonstrator and regularly facilitated Clinical Skills sessions with the School of Nursing and Midwifery and is happy to be able to continue this as part of the Year 2 and 3 nursing clinical skills module teams. Tim has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education to help him develop in his role as Lecturer in Adult Nursing and is an Associate Fellow of Advance Higher Education..


BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

PGCert (ClinEd)

Master in Clinical Research (MClinRes)

Associate Fellow of Advance Higher Education

Registered Nurse (RN) - Adult

Clinical Background

Staff Nurse Cardiac Intensive Care - September 2013 - September 2014
Junior Charge Nurse Respiratory Medicine - September 2014 - January 2018
Senior Charge Nurse (Ward Manager) Cardiology - January 2018 - April 2021

Professional membership

Nursing and Midwifery Council Registrant - 13C1133E

Royal College of Nursing - Member



Teaching interests

Cardiac Intensive Care Nursing

Care of the post operative patient receiving:

  • Invasive Mechanical Ventilation 
  • Chest Drain Care
  • Inotropic Therapy
  • Central Line management
  • Arterial Line management

Respiratory Nursing

Care of the patient receiving:

  • Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV)
  • Arterial blood gas sampling and interpretation
  • Chest Drain management
  • Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy
  • Nebuliser Therapy
  • Inhaler Therapy
  • Palliative and End of Life Care

Cardiology Nursing

Care of the patient receiving:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Cardiology Procedures
  • Intravenous Diuretic Therapy
  • Pre-Cardiac Surgery Workup
  • Transfemoral Aortic Valve Insertion (TAVI)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

Holistic Care Planning

Clinical Skills and Simulation

Recognition, Assessment and Escalation of the Deteriorating Patient

Interprofessional Learning

Management and Leadership

Current Taught Modules:

NRS416 Assessing and Planning Nursing Care

FDNA512 Developing Nursing Associate Practice and Skills (Module Lead)

NRS507 Developing Nursing Practice 

ADN602 Acute Adult Nursing Care

ADN603 Developing Competence in Adult Nursing Practice

Tim also assists with teaching on APP759 Advancing Knowledge of Teaching and Learning in Practice and NRS410 Being an Accountable Professional

In addition to his teaching commitments, Tim is Academic Placement Development Team Lead for University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and is also Director of Nursing Masterclass, a series of extracurricular education sessions for Nursing and Nursing Associate Students.



Research interests

Nurse-led care models

Nurse-led invasive and non-invasive ventilation weaning

Clinical Skills and Clinical Simulation

Nursing Workforce Skill-Mix Optimisation