Dr Jacqueline (Jack) Rappoport

Non- Clinical Lecturer

As a Lecturer on the Trauma Sciences and Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine MSc Programmes, Jack supports the students with all academic and pastoral needs, while teaching, supervising dissertation projects (qualitative), marking, and supporting the various MSc Summer Schools.  

Jack is a non-clinical Lecturer on the MSc in Trauma Sciences, Orthopaedic Trauma Sciences, Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine and Paediatric Trauma Sciences. She teaches on the Research Methods module along with various other subjects including ethics, qualitative research design and stress and tension management. Additional aspects of Jack's role include supporting students with various academic and pastoral needs. As Jack's clinical background is in Counselling Psychology, she is passionate about ensuring that clinical pressures do not impede the academic journey and students get the best out of their time at QMUL. Clinically, Jack has worked as a pluralistic Counsellor with experience working with Person-Centered, CBT, and DBT approaches for over twenty years and continues to see patients externally. 

Alongside her academic roles, Jack manages the AfterTrauma.org website and resources App through content development and moderation. The resource is one of few patients resources developed for patients and their families while navigating the post trauma recovery journey.

Please visit and support us at Aftertrauma.Org!

Research interests include clinician mental health, academic success amongst the clinical population, the relationship between TBI and violence/emotional dysregulation, supporting desistance amongst the sexual offender population from a public health perspective, supporting veterans with desistence following a transition out of military service, and identity formation amongst young people with experiences of ACE's and military service. Her PhD research background is in Qualitative Research from an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis and Thematic Analysis approach. 

As EDI Deputy Chair (Academic) within the Blizard Institute, Jack supports the team through the provision of Introducing Inclusion (EDI) sessions for new staff, training around Neurodiversity, and supporting students with a range of educational challenges and needs. 

In addition to this, Jack works with students with a variety of Neurodiverse needs across the Blizard Institute, utilising a multi learning style approach when supporting students. If you have any questions about engaging neurodiverse students who may be taking on education with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, or other learning challenges, please get in touch with Jack and/or the EDI team directly. 

With an interdisciplinary PhD exploring the lived experiences of incarcerated veterans in Scotland, Jack also holds several additional Post Graduate qualifications including a PGCert in Academic Practice, a PGDip and PGCert in Counselling Psychology, an MSc in Criminal Justice (MSCJ), and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) with additional qualifications in Group Facilitation and Training. She is a Fellow of the HEA, registered with the British Psychological Society and is a Board Certified Counsellor and HSP.  

Prior to joining the academic world, QMUL and the C4TS, Jack worked in forensic mental health and child protection roles for over twenty years. Previous teaching experience includes teaching in Research Methods, The Management of Stress and Tension (Nursing), Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, and Understanding Social Change. 

Outside of work, Jack is the Chair of the London Military Education Committee and volunteers for a local youth charity in South East London. 

As the former Chair of the London and Home Counties Branch of the British Psychological Society, she is keen to support those interested in studying in the field and happy to answer any questions or support students with applications.

She is also a strong advocate for Self Care, baking, diving, travelling and everything music. 

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