About Linsey King
As well as being the current Undergraduate Course Director Linsey is also the Course Director for the Certificate\Certificate HE Nutritional Health which delivers higher education learning and development for dietetic support workers in practice. These course were developed by Linsey and the core modules were rolled out and incorporated into a scheme of courses that now reflect a wide range of support worker roles which include Maternity support workers, Occupational health support workers and Primary care nursing support workers among others.
Originally a clinical dietitian working in the South Wales area Linsey's expertise sits within all aspects of Nutrition Support with many specialist clinical areas such as Gastroenterology, Liver disease, Surgery and Intensive Treatment /Care Units. During this time of clinical work Linsey also worked with passion for developing and delivering excellent catering services to hospital and long term care patients and strives to show that no individual exposed to catering within NHS services should have their nutritional intake compromised by poor catering.
Linsey has many teaching commitments and responsibilities in her role and contributes to teaching across all undergraduate and masters provision by the group. She has developed areas of pedagogic research with a focus upon simulated practice within the academic setting and the benefits of this in relation to student experience. In addition she has focused research in the area of teaching and learning with support workers.
- Course Director:
- BSc (Hons) Dietetics
- Certificate Nutritional Health
- Certificate HE Nutritional Health
- Module Leader:
- Nutrition Support (Undergraduate)
- Applied Nutrition Support (Postgraduate)
- Enhancing Health Outcomes (support workers)
She also contributes to many other modules on both undergraduate and postgraduate provision.
As stated above Linsey has a diverse area of interest in regards to research. Pedagogically her research has looked at the use of simulated practice within teaching and learning and the impact upon the students when embarking on clinical placement. Linsey has looked extensively at the impact of engaging in Higher education for support workers both personally and professionally through qualitative research. Linsey was also co-applicant on a cluster bid for evaluating the care certificate within the NHS which is a requirements for all support workers. She has also published works on enteral feeding.
Linsey is currently undertaking her PhD which focuses on Bronchiectasis patients and their characterisation as a group. Alongside their dietary consumption, body composition and the need for manipulated supplementation and nutritional support. More recently Linsey is working with colleagues across the university looking into investigating feedback and its use by students.