Research at Leeds Beckett
About Lisa Edwards
Lisa is a Registered Dietitian with clinical and public health experience. She qualified with BSc. (Hons) in Dietetics from Leeds, and studied her MSc. at Salford University. She has a Diploma in Advanced Dietetic Practice, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice leading to membership of the Higher Education Academy. She has been a practice based trainer of pre-registration Dietitians throughout her career, and has had previous roles as external examiner for Dietetics at the University’s of Surrey and Nottingham. She was also the practice training lead for quality monitoring of Chester University’s Dietetic Degree for the North West Cluster. She has been an active member of the British Dietetic Association in a variety of roles including Yorkshire Branch Secretary, Chair of the Nutritional Advisory Group for Older People, BDA Council Member and Chair of the BDA’s Education Committee.
Lisa has worked in a variety of clinical Dietetic and Public Health roles covering different Dietetic specialties, but with an interest in nutrition support. She also worked for NHS England as part of the national Experience of Care team working on a portfolio of projects related to improving patient and carers experience of care, particularly around cancer care and end of life support. In her last practice based Dietetic role she was the Head of Service at Manchester Royal Infirmary and the lead for pre-registration clinical training.
Currently Lisa's main teaching responsibilities are the under-graduate and post-graduate Dietetic courses. Specific modules are:
- Level 4 Dietetics Personal Development and Communications
- Level 4 Support Works Certificate in Nutritional Health
- Level 5 Nutrition Support
- Level 7 Reflection and Consolidation
- Level 4, 5 and 7 Communication Skills
She also has input to a number of other course module including BSc. (Hons) Nutrition and MSc. courses such as Clinical Nutrition. Wider roles include involvement in short-listing and 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 four NHS Trusts. She also leads the planning, co-ordination and teaching on Clinical Supervisory Skills Courses for qualified Dietitians and Support Workers across the cluster.
Published research on training, education and development of health professionals.