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Professor Rebecca Jester has been appointed as the New Head of Department for Adult Nursing and Midwifery Studies

04 March 2013

The Faculty is pleased to announce that Professor Rebecca Jester has been appointed as the new Head of Department for Adult Nursing and Midwifery Studies.

Rebecca is due to start in post with us at LSBU on 2 April 2013. Rebecca qualified as a registered nurse in 1985 having completed a specialist pre-registration course in orthopaedics as well as general nursing. She has worked in trauma and orthopaedics in a variety of settings in the UK and Sweden since 1985. Rebecca completed her DPSN in 1993 and her BSc (Hons) Education (Nursing) in 1995 and is a recorded nurse teacher with the NMC. Rebecca took up her first academic appointment at The University of Birmingham in 1995 leading the specialist pathways in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation through the Masters programmes. She then went onto to complete her PhD in Health Sciences at the University of Birmingham in 2001 and was awarded a prestigious National Smith and Nephew Fellowship to support her PhD studies.

Her posts have included Reader in Clinical Research at the University of West of England (Bristol), Associate Dean Taught Postgraduate Studies at The University of Wolverhampton, Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Keele University until 2010 and then she was appointed by Griffith University, Australia where she was Professor of Nursing and headed up the offshore Nursing School in Abu Dhabi. Throughout her academic career she has continued to work part time in the clinical setting and holds an honorary clinical contract as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Orthopaedics with Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust.

Rebecca was awarded a personal chair by Keele University in 2008 and became the first Professor of Orthopaedic Nursing in the UK and she holds an adjunct Professorial position with the School of Nursing and Midwifery for Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia. In addition Rebecca has authored a number of text books in orthopaedics and rehabilitation and has contributed to many others. She also has a sound publication track record in clinical trauma and orthopaedic nursing and education and has been an invited speaker at many international conferences including the USA, Canada and UAE.

I am delighted to be joining the team at LSBU as Head of Adult Nursing and Midwifery and looks forward to supporting the team to provide an excellent student experience.

Professor Rebecca Jester, Head of Department for Adult Nursing and Midwifery Studies
 
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