Rebecca Rippon

Lecturer, Public Health and Wellbeing

After completing an MA in Cultural History at Aberdeen University I moved to Japan where I taught English as a foreign language. During this time I volunteered on various Aid Projects across South East Asia, including Vietnam in a leprosy village and with street children in Saigon. A house building project in Manila – The Philippines, and a conservation project in Indonesia protecting endangered Green Turtles. Travel and cultural exchange has always been important to me.

As an undergraduate student I worked on a camp for adults with profound learning disabilities in America and volunteered on a Kibbutz in Israel. All these experiences steered me towards a career in the Nursing Profession. I trained in Edinburgh & I have consolidated a nursing career spanning Hospital Critical Care through to District Nursing & Health Visiting. It was my dream to lecture and inspire the nurses of tomorrow and I consider it a huge privilege.

Qualifications

PGCert – Professional Education

MA in Cultural History with History of Religions – University of Aberdeen (1997)

DipHE  Adult Nursing (shortened pathway for graduates) – Napier University, Edinburgh (2000)

Masters Level Advancing Tissue Viability – John Moores University, Liverpool (2007)

Non-Medical Prescriber – University of Chester (2013)

MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing – Health Visiting. University of Chester (2014).

 

NMC PIN – Registered Nurse – Adult;

                   Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse –  HV

                   Community Nurse Practitioner Prescriber

Teaching

Module Co-ordinator for NM5204 – Public Health

Module Leader for NM5212 – Enhancing Clinical Skills

Research

I conducted my own qualitative research for MSc completion that explored Health Visitors perceptions and practice with Non-Medical Prescribing. I have presented it at a Research Conference for Cheshire Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and it will also be published.

For purpose of MA qualification, I completed a full systematic review of literature based around two Holocaust survivors, Eli Wiesel & Primo Levi and their differing perceptions of where God was during the Holocaust.