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King’s College London investigates nurse lecturer’s conduct outside Brexit rally

Niall McCrae works at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery

Niall McCrae works at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery


Niall McCrae. Picture: Barney Newman

A university is investigating the conduct of a nurse lecturer outside a Brexit rally in London last month.

Niall McCrae, a lecturer at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, was filmed apparently verbally abusing a Remain supporter outside the event in London on May 21.

Dr McCrae is also a member of the Nursing Management editorial advisory board. He has been suspended from this role pending the outcome of the university investigation.

‘Complaints being taken seriously’

A King’s College London spokesperson said: ‘We have been made aware of complaints regarding the conduct of a member of our staff and we are looking into this.

‘While we support freedom of expression and respect the right of individuals to hold different political opinions, King’s does not condone inappropriate or abusive behaviour. Any behaviour of this kind is unacceptable. 

‘As this involves a member of our staff, we are unable to provide further details, but this is being taken seriously and is being dealt with as a priority.’


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