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Rachel Turnbull

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Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Sciences

I am a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Sciences: Life Sciences and a Health and Care Professions Council registered Biomedical Scientist with over 16 years of experience working in laboratory diagnostics for the NHS.

My most recent role was with South Tees NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust as a Lead BMS in Microbiology where I continue my professional practise to date.

My experience and knowledge lies within the field of Virology, in particular serology and molecular diagnostics.

Teaching and supervision

I teach and supervise in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences across different degree programmes including BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, BSc (Hons) Healthcare Sciences: Life Sciences and BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice

I am the module leader for work placement modules HCS230 and HCS331.


My research experience lies within molecular diagnostics for detection of viral respiratory pathogens.
My areas of expertise lie within the NHS setting in particular laboratory management.

My laboratory skills are within the areas of Viral Serology and Molecular Diagnostics.  

I have an interest in Infectious Diseases, Infection Prevention Control and Point of Care testing.
Fellow of the Institute Biomedical Science
Registrant of the Health and Care Professions Council
Member of the Regional Pathology Training and Education group
Member of the University of Sunderland Biomedical Science/Healthcare Sciences: Life Sciences) Employer Liaison group

Last updated 28 February 2024