Staff Profile: Karen Vipond

Karen Vipond
Lecturer in Adult Nursing
01248 383164
School of Healthcare Sciences, Fron Heulog, Bangor

Lecturer at the School of Healthcare Sciences, College of Health and Behavioural Sciences at Bangor University.

Module leader for the pre-registration nursing course and co-program leader for the independent prescribing course and supplementary conversion course.

Professional Qualifications

Registered Nurse – Adult
Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse – HV
Registered Nurse Prescriber
Registered Lecturer/Practice Educator

Academic Qualifications

Dip HE (Biology)
BSc Hons (Biology and Environmental Biology)
BA Hons (Public Health)
MA Dist. (Education)
PGCE (Secondary School Sciences)

Professional Bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council
Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health

Clinical Experience

Trauma Nursing (John Radcliffe Hospital)
Medical Research Co-ordinator (Oxford University)
District Nursing (Oxfordshire)
Health Visiting (Buckinghamshire and North Wales)
Clinical Tutor (Oxfordshire and North Wales)
Lecture Practitioner (Bangor University)

Teaching Experience

Primary School teaching
Secondary School teaching (GCSE and A level sciences)
Clinical teacher for district nursing students
Clinical Teacher for health visiting students
Lecturer Practitioner for pre-registration nursing students
Lecturer in Adult nursing (pre and post registration)

Current Group Membership

School level;
Board of Studies
Exam Board
Teaching and Learning
Special circumstances panel
Paper setting panel

University level;
Disability link
Human Tissue Authority

Regional level;
Medicines management group
Prescribing development group
Patient Group Directives panel
Link Tutor for community practice

National level;
Independent prescriber educators group
Genetics champion group
Reviewer for LWW text books

Consultancy work

NHS National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre

RCN Genetics Education (online module development)


Vipond K. (2011) Genetics: An introduction for students of Nursing and Health Care. Exeter: Reflect Press.

Vipond K. (2013) Genetics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners of Nursing and Health Care. Revised Edition. Banbury: Lantern Publishing.