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Rachel Skipper
Senior Lecturer (Mental Health)



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: Practice 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.


  • Registered NMC Teacher
  • MSc Transformational leadership in healthcare
  • BSc Community Mental Health Nursing Degree
  • Specialist Practitioner Award
  • RMN & Diploma Health Studies

Departmental roles

  • BSc Nursing Programme - Programme Lead
  • Member of Practice Education Support Partnership Group
  • Member of the Recognition of Prior Learning Group



BSc (Hons) Nursing Programme

  • Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Health & Wellbeing
  • Professional Development in Nursing: Evidence Based Nursing for Practice
  • Applying Psychological & Sociological Aspects to Complex Care

MSc Nursing Programme

  • Psychosocial Concepts & Theories Applied to Nursing 2

Rachel Skipper

Contact details

Rachel Skipper
Lecturer in Mental Health

Tel: 01904 32(1331)

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