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Claire Gardiner

About Claire Gardiner

Claire is a registered dietitian and senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett University.

Claire joined the Nutrition and Dietetic Group at Leeds Beckett University in 2009 as a part time lecturer and from May 2018 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 a fellow of the HEA.

Prior to being appointed as a full time Senior Lecturer 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 continues her development in this area as she holds the post registration education co-lead position on the BDA renal nutrition specialist group committee.

Claire is also on the school committee for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as she is passionate about supporting the development of a course where everyone feels represented.


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 4 Nutrition
  • Level 6 Competent Practitioner
  • Level 4, 5 and 7 Communication Skills

Additional roles include values based interviews for BSc and Post-Graduate Certificate in Dietetics courses, the co-ordination of under-graduate placements across the cluster, and Practice Liaison Lecturer for several NHS Trusts. Claire also works alongside her colleague Lisa Edwards in collaboration with Newcastle and Teesside university delivering Practice Supervisory Skills Courses for qualified Dietitians and Support Workers across the cluster.

Research Interests

Claire obtained her masters qualifications in 2016. She continues to contribute to research in collaboration with the dietetic and renal team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, offering some fantastic opportunities for student dissertations. Claire has also contributed to some research within the EDI group focusing on experiences and perspectives of BAME students on healthcare courses which has been used to improve student admissions as well course content.

Claire has written and contributed to several publications throughout her career and plans to complete a PhD.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (7)

  • Keane D; Gardiner C; Lindley E; Lines S; Woodrow G; Wright M (2016) Changes in body composition after initiation of haemodialysis: A retrospective cohort study.
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  • Lindley E; Gardiner C; Keane D; Wright M (2015) What I tell my patients about interdialytic weight gain
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  • Gardiner C; Harman A; Alderdice J (2015) The renal group outcome tool, how it was developed clinical nutrition
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  • Gardiner C; Evans A (2015) The use of meal replacements in the obese haemodialysis patient.
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  • Gardiner C (2012) Phosphate management in chronic kidney disease: is it just about the diary foods?
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  • Gardiner C; Evans A (2008) Dietetic management of Hyperphosphataemia
  • Gardiner C; Scott H; Wright M; Greaves E; Lindley E (2006) IDWG, salt and water - an audit of dialysis staff. British Journal of Renal Medicine.

Chapters (1)

  • Gardiner C; Lindley E; Aspinall L; Garthwaite E (2011) Management of Fluid Status in Haemodialysis Patients: The Roles of Technology and Dietary Advice, Technical Problems in Patients on Hemodialysis. In: Goretti Penido M Management of Fluid Status in Haemodialysis Patients: The Roles of Technology and Dietary Advice. : , pp. .
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Newspaper or magazine articles (1)

  • Gardiner C; Evans A (2008) Dietetic management of Hyperphosphataemia
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