Dr Rebecca Dickinson

Dr Rebecca Dickinson


I am a senior lecturer in adult nursing and teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. My teaching areas include health promotion and long-term conditions as well as Independent and Supplementary Prescribing. I teach on other modules within the school, especially those with a research focus. Other reponsisbilities include Lead for Adult Admissions and I am a member of the School of Healthcare Ethics Committee.


  • Adult Admissions Lead
  • Module Lead Health Promotion & Management of Long Term Conditions

Research interests

My research focuses primarily around how to optimally support patients with understanding and taking medicines. In particular I am interested in understanding how risk of harm, likelihood of benefit and uncertainty about medicines are communicated to patients. I am currently involved in an NIHR funded project that focuses on effective communication of pharmaceutical treatment uncertainty in Memory Assessment Services. I was awarded a PhD in 2015 which was jointly supported by The University of Leeds and the MHRA and focused on the provision of a headline section & additional benefit information in regulated patient information leaflets. 

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