Pepsi Takawira

Senior Lecturer/Course Leader

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Research Supervision:Yes

Pepsi Takawira has experience in mental health and learning disability nursing in secure environments, and also Fitness to Practice for pre-and post-registration nursing.


Pepsi Takawira qualified as a learning disability and mental health Nurse in 1996. After qualifying, she worked in medium secure earning disability and mental health services with people who have enduring mental illness and behaviours that challenge. Through this experience Pepsi enhanced her understanding of working with individuals with complex needs and offending behaviours. She's been lecturing since 2005.

Research interests

  • Staff attitude to management of violence and aggression
  • Fitness to practice
  • Working with carers


  • BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing  - Personal and Module Tutor
  • BSc (Hons) Pre- and post-registration Nursing
  • Practice Education Champion


  • MSC in Research and Evidence based Practice: Anglia Ruskin University
  • Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education (PGCME) :Homerton College
  • BA (Hons)  Health Studies (Thorn)  Homerton: college Cambridge
  • Dip HE Learning disability nursing : Homerton College Cambridge
  • BSC (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health): New Bucks University
  • Dip HE Nursing (Learning Disabilities

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC):  Approved reviewer
  • Registrant Panel Member NMC Fitness to Practice
  • Care Quality Commission :Specialist  Clinical Advisor

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Recent presentations and conferences

Takawira, P. (2010) Managing pathways from secure conditions to the community Understanding Mentally disordered sex offenders CEOP London. United Kingdom

Takawira, P. (2006) Sexual health and relationship skills with men who have intellectual disabilities The 5th International conference for the care and treatment of offenders with Learning Disabilities: University of Central Lancashire; United Kingdom

Takawira, P. (2006) Experience and perceptions of aggression and its management from staff working within adult learning disability services. 2nd Cambridgeshire Annual Nursing Conference: HSHS Cambridge United Kingdom