Lynette Harper

School: Nursing

Job Title: Senior Lecturer


Phone: 0208 417 5763

Location: Kingston Hill Campus, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7LB


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).

Her 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

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, Introduction to Learning and Teaching, Kingston University
  • 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


Number of items: 8.


Harper, Lynette (2018) Prevalence and management of coeliac disease in people with Down's syndrome. Learning Disability Practice, 21(3), pp. 24-27. ISSN (print) 1465-8712

Harper, Lynette (2017) A healthy diet to reduce the risk of dementia in people with a learning disability. Learning Disability Practice, 20(4), pp. 30-35. ISSN (print) 1465-8712

Harper, Lynette (2017) Optimal nutrition for bone health in people with a learning disability. Learning Disability Practice, 20(1), pp. 31-35. ISSN (print) 1465-8712

Conference or Workshop Item

Harper, Lynette, Pavoni, Katie, Ehigiamusoe, Semi, Garvey, James, Bowman, Eilish and Egels, Sylvia (2018) Reflections on design and impact of an inter-professional simulation event for paramedic science and learning disability nursing students. In: Festival of Learning (KUFoL18) : Supporting Student Success through Excellence in Learning and Teaching; 27 Jun 2018, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Allen, Michael and Harper, Lynette (2017) Preschoolers' concepts of digestion, absorption and egestion : links with body mass index. In: ESERA 2017; 21-25 Aug 2017, Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)

Allen, Michael, Clark, Zoe and Harper, Lynette (2017) Nutrition concepts of pre-school children : how research-led teaching can affect the delivery of health education in early years settings. In: Kingston University's Annual Festival of Learning 2017 : What Does Excellence Look Like?; 19 Jun 2017, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Richardson, Sally, Ambridge, Anne and Harper, Lynette (2017) Can manikin simulation meet students learning needs for the assessment of the deteriorating learning disability client? In: 7th International Clinical Skills Conference; 21-24 May 2017, Prato, Italy. (Unpublished)

Allen, Michael, Harper, Lynette and Clark, Zoe (2017) Links between concepts of digestion and young children's BMI. In: 19th Annual International Conference on Education; 15-18 May 2017, Athens, Greece. (Unpublished)

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