Lindsay Welch

Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow

Lindsay is a Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow, working towards her Doctorate with the faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. Lindsay is seconded out from her Solent NHS leadership role for 0.2 WTE to investigate, implement and evaluate the GENIE social networking tool within the Southampton COPD patient population.

Her role is to ensure the delivery of high quality COPD Care to Southampton City patients. The service encompasses the whole COPD patient pathway from primary care education and diagnosis, acute care including Respiratory failure admission, supported discharge, readmission prevention, pulmonary rehabilitation and community COPD clinics. Lindsay is also a respiratory nurse and remains clinically active working across all environments, currently in pulmonary rehabilitation and in nurse led community COPD clinics.

Lindsay has a particular interested in self-management theory, and in 2014 was award an NIHR internship to enable her to spend time working with academics at the University of Southampton to understand the burden and complexity of disease in COPD. In Sept 2016 she commenced a her doctoral programme within the NIHR CLAHC, aiming to research and evaluate new methods of self-management support in the existing COPD population. Further clinical and academic interests include; non - pharmacological therapies in COPD, and complexities in social and psychological aspects of COPD. This has led to a successful bid within the service to the Queens Nursing Institute for a Singing in COPD project

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Projects by Lindsay Welch