Staff Profiles


Ms Rachel Skittrall

BSc MSc DPodM MChS

Programme Lead

Department of Nursing

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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Rachel qualified from the London Foot Hospital in 1991 as a podiatrist and initially worked clinically in the Wiltshire and Dorset areas before moving into education at the London Foot Hospital, UCL in 1995. Specialist areas of interest were in microbiology, rheumatology and pathology related to podiatric medicine.  Rachel joined Oxford Brookes University in 2004 as a senior lecturer responsible for teaching life sciences within the pre-registration curriculum. Since 2007 Rachel has been the programme lead for nursing in Swindon, with responsibility for both the bachelors and masters routes. Rachel is also responsible for the collaborative provision of Foundation Degrees in Health and Social Care with partner colleges in Oxford, Swindon and Sollihull.