Rachel Skipper
Lecturer in Mental Health

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Biography

Rachel qualified as a mental health nurse from Teesside University in 1998. She worked in adult mental health services for three years in an extended day service and community mental health team in Stockton and Hartlepool. Rachel has also been employed as a mental health nurse in a secondary school, supporting children and young people. This role fostered her interest in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

Rachel worked in Redcar and Cleveland child and adolescent mental health team where she spent most of her clinical career. Her roles have included CAMHS training co-ordinator and practice placement facilitator. Rachel worked as a Senior Nurse: Pratice Placement Facilitator ensuring quality in practice education for a large Foundation Trust.

Rachel recently completed an MSc in Transformational Leadership in Healthcare at Teesside University. Her dissertation explored the views and experience of nursing mentors when supporting an underachieving or failing student nurse.

Qualifications

  • Registered NMC Teacher
  • MSc Transformational leadership in healthcare
  • BSc Community Mental Health Nursing Degree
  • Specialist Practitioner Award
  • RMN, Teesside University

Departmental roles

  • Deputy Chair Recognition of Prior Learning Committee
  • Practice Education Lead for new placements
  • Member of Practice Learning Group
  • Member of Practice Education Support Partnership Group

Teaching

Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Nursing

  • Cooperative Learning Group
  • Stage one - Professional Identity
  • Stage two - Complex Presentations in Mental Healthcare (Mental Health field specific)
  • Stage three - Principles of Effective Care Delivery (Mental Health field specific)

SSPRD

  • Mentor Preparation Programme

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Contact details

Rachel Skipper
Lecturer in Mental Health

Tel: 01904 32(1331)

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