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Lynette Harper

School: Nursing

Job Title: Senior Lecturer

Email: Lynette.Harper@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Biography

Lynette has been working full time as a senior lecturer in learning disability nursing since August 2015. Prior to this she worked in secure services for people who have a learning disability or autism and assessment and treatment services for people who have a learning disability. Lynette also spent a year working as an acute liaison nurse for people with a learning disability in South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Trust (2009-2010).

Lynette's professional interests lie in working with service users to reduce health inequalities through improving lifestyle choices. Lynette completed an MSc in Nutritional Medicine and has a keen interest in the benefits of nutrition on the mental and physical health of people who have a learning disability.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MSc, Nutritional Medicine, Surrey University
  • MSc, Nursing, Birmingham City University
  • BSc, Psychology, Northampton University

Professional registration and membership

  • Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities, Nursing and Midwifery Council

Research interests

Psychological, biological and social impacts of adequate nutrition and hydration; how dietary habits can be optimised to improve mental and physical health of people who have a learning disability