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Rebecca Rickaby

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Science

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Biography

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Human Bioscience from the University of Northampton in 2012. Following this, I undertook my PhD in Molecular Genetics at the same institution and completed in 2016. During my time as a PhD student I began teaching as an Associate Lecturer and whilst being quite daunting at first, I found it very rewarding and enjoyable. After being awarded my PhD, I decided to pursue HE teaching further. I continued my Associate Lecturer role, as well as taking on a new challenge of lecturing at the University of Northampton International College (UNIC). I worked in both these roles for around two years, before moving to the University of Nottingham in 2018.

I am now a Teaching Associate within the School of Pharmacy and contribute to a range of modules on both the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) and Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSci) degrees. I am also Course Director for the BSc International Pharmacy Practice degree, as part of the Dual PharmD programme with Srinakharinwirot University.

Teaching Summary

As a Teaching Associate I am placed within the Division of Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation, School of Pharmacy. I currently teach on the following courses and modules:

Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)

B32RED-RAE/PHAR2004-2027 Renal and Endocrine Disease (Module Contributor)

B33VPI-PBL/PHAR3001-3019 Viral and Parasitic Infection (Module Convenor)

B34PLM/PHAR4020 Pharmacy Leadership and Management (Module Contributor)

Master of Science Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSci)

B31BPC/PHAR1016 Biopharmaceutics (Module Contributor)

B31EAM/PHAR1019 Endocrine and Metabolism (Module Contributor)

Research Summary

My current research interest is in genetic predisposition to disease. However, my broader interests cover the role of the human microbiome in health and the mitochondrial theory of ageing. Whilst not… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

My current research interest is in genetic predisposition to disease. However, my broader interests cover the role of the human microbiome in health and the mitochondrial theory of ageing. Whilst not currently undertaking research, I am continuing to work on publications from the data I obtained from my PhD.

Past Research

For my PhD I investigated the role of novel genetic variants in the predisposition to sport related tendon pathology. The focus of my research was the potential role of copy number variation (CNV), single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and DNA methylation in the risk of developing tendon pathology in the Achilles and patellar tendons.

My BSc dissertation project focussed on mitochondrial bioenergetics. I investigated the response of mitochondria to aluminium and the relationship between mitochondrial function, body mass and lifespan.

Future Research

As a Teaching Associate, I am passionate about student engagement and helping to provide students with the tools they need to succeed. I try to use an interactive approach in lectures to aid learning, which is an area I would like to look into in regards to teaching pedagogy.

School of Pharmacy

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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