Gabrielle Rabie

Senior Lecturer, Public Health and Wellbeing

I joined the University in 2003 as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Health and Wellbeing and Pathway Lead for Specialist Community Public Health School Nursing. (I now work part-time two days per week).

I have dual qualifications in mental health and adult nursing and worked in both the acute and community sectors in both fields. My clinical experience has a community and public health nursing focus. I have worked as a school nurse since 1984 in a variety of areas. Latterly I held the post of School Nurse Co-ordinator and Professional lead.  I have commissioning experience as a  nurse member’s of Central Primary Care Group. Following a six month secondment to Cheshire Health Protection Agency, I was appointed  the Public Health Lead Nurse for Central Cheshire PCT where I held portfolio’s in Public Health in Nursing, Immunisation Lead, Flu co-ordinator and  the lead for Liquid Cytology Implementation. 


MPH, Certificate in Supervisory Management, BSc Health Studies, SCPHN (SN), Registered Nurse-Adult, Registered Nurse Mental Health.

Professional Membership of Royal College of Nursing.


I am the Pathway Lead for School Nursing, Public Health, Building Community Capacity.

My module responsibilities include;

  • Specialist Practice Level 6 & 7
  • Health Youth (Work-based learning module) Level 6 & 7
  • Public Health Level 6


My research interests are aligned with my professional background and have centred on Adolescent Health & Wellbeing, School Nursing, Public Health and Influenza.

I am currently working with

  • Cheshire Constabulary developing a  CPD “Train the Trainers” package on Understanding adolescent behaviour and child Sexual Exploitation.
  • Health Education North and a conglomerate of high school in the North West on the Health in Schools Project

In 2014, I completed a Scoping of School Nursing Services and Re-Design, Cheshire West and Cheshire Local Authority.

I was a member of the Curriculum Development Team - European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) - Programme for the Prevention and Control of Human Seasonal Influenza.

Published work

Lyons J. & Rabie G. (2014). Tackling teenage relationship abuse. British Journal of School Nursing. Volume 9 (3).

Howard J. & Rabie G. (2013). Are the rights of children and young people to reach their potential severely compromised by school exclusion? Community Practitioner April 2013 Volume 86 Number 4

Howard J. & Rabie G. (2012). Ensuring that chlamydia screening is young people friendly; British Journal of School Nursing November Vol. 7. No 9

Martin E. & Rabie G. (2010). Looking at the accessibility of sexual health services. British Journal of School Nursing. 5 (10) 508-511.

Pearson C. & Rabie G. (2010) The importance of providing supportive sexual health services. British Journal of School Nursing.5. (5) 240 - 244.

WILSON & MABHALA (2009). (EDS) Key Concepts in Public Health;- Chapters (2) Rabie G. Public Health and the schools community Cooke I. & Rabie G. Public Health and Young People London. Sage publishers.

Conference Presentations

Safer Schools Conference (Jan 2014). “Understanding & Responding to Sexualised Behaviour in Children & Young People” “Adolescent Brain Development and related behaviours in CSE

NET Conference (2010). Human seasonal influenza: Experiences of International Partnership working. (Wilson & Rabie).

Adolescent Health: Healthy Youth Investment for the Future Conference (November 2007) University of Chester & Cheshire Community Health Care Trust.

Current Perspectives on Immunisations (2007). University of Chester (Study Day)

Department of Health: Influenza Conference  (2006). “Fire and Flu for Free”. Cheshire Fire & Rescue Services and Central & Eastern Cheshire Health Care Trust.

Health protection Agency conference (September 2004). Possible Reduced Sensitivity with the Uni-Heaf Device used for Heaf Testing. (PHIN, Atkinson, Rabie & Wiratunga).

Open Space: (September 2003). Public Health Nursing Event. Champs Public Health Nursing Network.

Department of Health: National Immunisation Conference (2002). Two papers:- Rabie & McDonnald. Review of seasonal Influenza vaccine campaign (2000), Proposal for an Immunisation Infrastructure for South Cheshire

International Conference for Adolescent Health (September 2001). Adolescent Information booklet. Poster and paper presentation. (Blundell & Rabie).