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Dr Kelly Hislop Lennie PhD, BN(Hons), RN (Adult), NMC registered, Teaching Fellow (HEA), PCAP Mod I and II

Lecturer Nursing , Senior Research Fellow, Fundamental Care and Safety, Continence Management

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Dr Kelly Hislop Lennie is a Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow within Health Sciences, University of Southampton. Kelly’s clinical and published expertise covers long term conditions such as osteoarthritis, the maintenance of skin health and continence technology, with an interest in the values held by nurses. Clinically, Kelly has experience as an adult nurse in gastro-intestinal surgery, respiratory medicine and neuro-surgery.

Working within education and research is a privilege, providing the opportunity to work closely with patients and student nurses, ultimately shaping better care for patients in the future.

I have a split role within Health Sciences, I lecture undergraduate and post-graduate nursing students for 50% of my time and am a Senior Research Fellow for the remaining 50%.

My academic background is Adult Nursing and I hold a PhD from the University of Southampton on the transdermal absorption of tea tree oil and it potential anti-inflammatory effect.

Clinically I have worked as a staff nurse in gastro-intestinal surgery, respiratory medicine and neuro-surgery.

I have a research interest in long-term conditions, including osteoarthritis. Currently I am involved in a Prostate Cancer UK funded study aimed at helping to support men experiencing urinary incontinence following prostate surgery.

I am also involved in a research project exploring the values demonstrated by nurses during their preceptorship year.

I have an interest in research methods used in my PhD thesis, including cell culture, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and dermal microdialysis.

Research interests

  • OTTER trial (ARUK)
  • TruNorth (PCUK)
  • Transdermal absorption of tea tree oil

Research group

Active Living and Rehabilitation

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I am the module lead for the Principles of Nursing Practice module.

I lecture undergraduate and post-graduate students on research methods and essential care needs.

I am the academic tutor for a group of post-graduate nursing students.

Dr Kelly Hislop Lennie
Health Sciences Student Office University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ
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