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Rebecca Dickinson


About Rebecca Dickinson

Rebecca Dickinson joined Leeds Beckett University in 2018 and is a senior lecturer in adult nursing. She also undertakes research into medicines optimisation, patient information and the communication of risk benefit information.

Current Teaching

  • Pre-registration nursing

Research Interests

Rebecca is a qualitative researcher but also has experience of user-testing. Her work focuses on the communication of risk of harm and likelihood of benefit of medicines to patients and healthcare providers. She has a particular interest in the ways in which risk of harm and likelihood of benefit is communicated to patients in written medicines information. She has also undertaken research into techniques used to improve patient access to key information about medicines.

Rebecca's PhD was jointly funded by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and her work has informed the European Medicines Agency.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (3)

  • Kennedy M; Pallotti P; Dickinson R; Harley C (2018), "If you can't see a dilemma in this situation you should probably regard it as a warning". A metasynthesis and theoretical modeling of general practitioners' opioid prescription experiences in primary care.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/2049463718804572
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  • Dickinson R; Raynor DK; Knapp P; MacDonald J (2016), Providing additional information about the benefits of statins in a leaflet for patients with coronary heart disease: A qualitative study of the impact on attitudes and beliefs
    https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012000
  • Blalock SJ; Sage A; Bitonti M; Patel P; Dickinson R; Knapp P (2016), Communicating information concerning potential medication harms and benefits: What gist do numbers convey?
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.07.022
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