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Claire Gardiner


About Claire Gardiner

Claire is a State Registered Dietitian who joined the Nutrition and Dietetic Group at Leeds Beckett University in 2009 as a part time lecturer and from May 2018 has joined the team full time as a senior lecturer. She completed a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Dietetics at Robert Gordons University in Aberdeen and subsequently completed her MSc in Dietetics (Leeds Beckett University) in 2016. Claire is starting her Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Leeds Beckett University) in September 2018.

Prior to being appointed as a full time Senior Lecturer within the School of Clinical and Applied Science at Leeds Beckett University in 2018, Claire worked as a Dietitian at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust for 21 years obtaining a varied dietetic experience in medicine, oncology, surgery, critical care and specialising in Renal Dietetics for the last 18 years.

Claire is a committee member of the BDA renal nutrition specialist group currently working on behalf of the group on post registration education and student training.

Current Teaching

Currently Claire is the Level 6 lead for the Bsc (Hons) Dietetics. Her main teaching responsibilities are the under-graduate and post-graduate Dietetic courses. Specific modules Claire is responsible for delivering are:

  • Level 6 Competent Practitioner
  • Level 7 Developing Clinical Nutrition in Practice
  • Level 7 Specialist Applied Clinical Nutrition
  • Level 4, 5 and 7 Communication Skills

Additional roles include short-listing and values based interviews for BSc and Post-Graduate Certificate in Dietetics courses, the co-ordination of Post-graduate placements across the cluster, and Practice Liaison Lecturer for NHS Trusts. Claire also works in collaboration with Lisa Edwards teaching on Clinical Supervisory Skills Courses for qualified Dietitians and Support Workers across the cluster.

Research Interests

Claire obtained her masters qualifications in 2016 and has contributed to research undertaken at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. Claire has written and contributed to several publications throughout her career. She plans to complete a PhD.

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