Rebekah Hill


  • 1.13 Edith Cavell Building

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Personal profile

Key Research Interests and Expertise

My research interests include:

hepatitis C


lived experiences

chronic illness

critical care and advanced life support

curriculum evaluation

assessment and feedback issues

enquiry based learning



I qualified as a Registered Nurse (Adult) in 1990 and worked in a variety of clinical settings including cardiology, intensive care, medicine and gastroenterology. In 1998 I completed a BSc (Hons) in Nursing Practice, followed by an MSc in Health Sciences in 2000 and then an MA in Higher Education in 2003. I joined the School of Health Sciences in 2001 as a Lecturer, with a PhD studentship secondment running from 2007 to 2011. In 2012 I completed my PhD; a study exploring experiences of living with hepatitis C; the results of which have been published and disseminated at conferences nationally. Since 2012 I have been involved in numerous evaluative studies relating to practice learning, practice assessment, enquiry based learning and nursing curricular reviews. I became the  Assessment Lead for the School in 2016, since when I have become active in assessment and feedback research projects. I was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship in 2017 and have developed a specialism in the use of electronic marking. I am the Course Director for the successful post registration Acute Critical and Emergency care BSc programme. I work as a UK Resuscitation Council Instructor in Advanced Life Support and am also an instructor for acute illness recognition and treatment courses, working with multidisciplinary health care teams. I became an External Examiner at the University of Lincoln in 2017. In 2018 I became both a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Senior Lecturer within the School of Health Sciences. I now work as an Associate Professor within the School and perform the role of Teaching Director.

Teaching Interests

I teach across a range of topics and to multi professional groups within health care, at both UG and PG levels. My teaching interests include:

hepatitis C and liver disease

lived experiences

transition and chronic illness

qualitative research methodologies

gastroenterology nursing

critical care nursing

advanced life support topics

acute illness recognition and treatment

assessment and feedback issues within education

External Activities

  • I link externally with the British Liver Trust and the British Hepatitis Nurse group.
  • I am an Advanced Life Support Instructor for the UK Resuscitation Council
  • I am an Instructor for Acute and Life Threatening Events Recognition and Treatment Courses
  • I provide consultation external to the school for assessment and feedback matters
  • I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • I am an External Examiner for the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln

Academic Background

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy

Award Date: 20 Dec 2017

Master of Arts

Award Date: 20 Mar 2017

Master in Science

Award Date: 1 Jan 1970

External positions

External Examiner , University of Lincoln

7 Dec 20177 Dec 2020

UK Resuscitation Instructor

Senior Fellow , The Higher Education Academy