Ms Rebecca Timmins

Senior Lecturer in Pre-Registration Adult Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 321000 Location: Wolverhampton Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Medical Ethics and Legal Issues; Anatomy and Physiology; Acute Illness; Critical Care; End of Life


I am a dedicated Nurse who is passionate about education, teaching and learning . I have been engaged with teaching, mentoring, and strengthening links between education and practice over the last 16 years. As service lead for Organ Donation and Transplantation, I have developed educational initiatives to improve service delivery, and are now facilitating education and learning within a  Visiting Lecturer and Senior Lecturer role.

My post graduate education, clinical skills and experience have been within the specialities of Critical Care, Organ Donation and Transplantation. I have had the opportunity to work on a variety of speciality and general Critical Care Units and worked as a Critical Care Outreach Nurse practitioner managing my own patient caseload and taking referrals of acutely and critically unwell patients from the Multidisciplinary team. I have also been a member of the Trust Medical Emergency Team and Advanced Life Support provider.

As a Specialist Nurse-Organ Donation, my role enabled me to undertake complex communication skills with acutely bereaved families. I facilitated and coordinated multi organ retrievals for transplantation and liaised with multiple stakeholders. I developed infrastructure change within my Trust, to enable end of life choice’s to include organ and tissue donation. This involved policy implementation, Clinical Governance, continuous quality improvement and staff engagement initiatives.

I have interests in reflective practice, skills lab and simulation, debates and case presentations. I am passionate about Medical Ethics and Law and consider my areas of expertise to include Medical ethics and legal issues, Anatomy and Physiology, Acute illness, Critical Care, End of Life, Professional issues, Organ Donation, Leadership and Management.



Research interests

Reflective practice

Skills Lab and simulation

Medical Ethics and Law

Membership of professional bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)


  • PG Cert  HE & PP - 2017                                  
  • Masters of Law (Medical Law) - 2014                                       
  • Post Grad Diploma: Health Care Ethics and Law - 2006
  • General Intensive Care Course (ENB 100) - 2003
  • Diploma in Higher Education (Nursing) - 2000


Professional Qualifications and Registrations 

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council: Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Donor Transplant Coordinator Course (NHS Blood and Transplant)


Conference Presentations

Annual Organ Donation Conference 2013 Warwick University: Should the Human Tissue Act 2004 be amended to allow an ethical and legally regulated voluntary, controlled market for live kidney donation?

Annual Organ Donation Congress, Warwick University 2016: Engaging with our community to develop and uphold positive attitudes to Organ Donation in Dudley

Previous professional experience

Visiting Lecturer - University of Wolverhampton - January 2016-September 2016

Specialist Nurse - Organ Donation (NHS Blood and Transplant) - 2009-2016

Critical Care Outreach Practitioner and Sister Critical Care. Critical - 2004-2009

Senior Staff Nurse Critical Care: Heart of England NHS Foundation - 2003

Staff Nurse Critical Care: Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust - 2000-2004

Further information

Member of Organ Donation Committee, Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Staff Development and Skills


  • Hospital Development - 2009
  • Leadership and Management - 2008
  • IV cannulation/Venepuncture  - 2004