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Rebecca Vipond (née Kaner)

I am the Programme Manager at the Institute of Advanced Study, where I manage the Early Career and WIRL-COFUND Fellowship Programmes and run the Institutes postdoctoral researcher trianing programmes. I also organise the Institute's Annual Symposium, Annual Report and bespoke events for postdoctoral researchers across the University.

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Postdoctoral Training Experience

Administration & Committee Experience 

Professional Development 

Research Experience

Teaching & Outreach Experience

Other Qualifications & Interests

Postdoctoral Training Experience

Administration & Committee Experience
  • I currently sit on the Institute of Advanced Teaching & Learning Steering Committee as the early career researcher representative (2015 - present)
  • I sat on the Inorganic Teaching Section in the department of chemistry as part of my role as an undergraduate tutor (2014 - 2016)
  • I was the secretary of the Warwick Chemistry Outreach Committee during my tenure as Teaching Fellow on the Chemistry for All project (2014 - 2016)
  • I organised my research group's meetings during the final year of my PhD and Early Career Fellowship (2013 - 2015)

Professional Development
  • Recruitment & Selection Training (March 2017)
  • Diversity in the Workplace Training (March 2017)
  • Warwick Administrative Management Programme (October 2016 - June 2017)
  • Warwick Introduction to Management (July - September 2016)
  • Assertiveness (May 2016)
  • Academic Careers & Employability Porgramme (October 2014 - June 2015)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Transferrable Skills - including Team Building & Networking, Project Management, Decision Making & Leadership (October 2010 - July 2014)

Research Experience - Read more

In July 2015 I completed an Institute of Advanced Study Early Career Fellowship in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick, working with Professor Peter Scott and the University of Huddersfield. This project in designing and testing new metallohelical anticancer drugs was a continuation of the research that I conducted during my PhD candidacy, which I successfully defended in October 2014.

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Teaching & Outreach Experience - Read more

Between October 2014 and April 2016 I held a Teaching Fellowship in the Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick. Through this I ran a Chemistry Outreach project and led undergraduate tutorials in inorganic chemistry.

  • Undergraduate Teaching
    • Getting the most from journal articles - ChemCafe 30/11/15 | Slides (PDF Document)
    • From 2014 to June 2016 I led first and second year undergraduate tutorials in Inorganic Chemistry
  • Schools Outreach
    • During January - April 2016 I visited several local high schools to conduct demonstration lectures, workshops and STEM clubs as part of my Teaching Fellowship.
    • I am a current StemNet Ambassador and would be happy to visit your school to talk about University, HE Science and post-A Level choices. Please email me at r dot vipond at warwick dot ac dot uk
    • On 2nd and 9th June 2015 I travelled to Malvern College to show 178 local year 6 pupils the magic of Chemistry. My favourite part of the day was making a rainbow in a test tube!
    • Chemistry demonstration goes with a bang at Crackley Hall School Crackley Hall Pupils Experience A Room With A Boom!

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Other Qualifications & Interests
  • Member of the Association of University Administrators since Nov 2017
  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry Dec 2014 - Jan 2018
  • Enhanced DBS certificate since Dec 2014



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Dr Rebecca Vipond

Contact Information:

Tel: 024761 50875 [ext 50875]
r dot vipond at warwick dot ac dot uk

F205, Institute of Advanced Study, Millburn House, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7HS