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Dr Kelly Hislop Lennie PhD, BN, RN, PCAP mod 1&2, Teaching Fellow (HEA), NMC Registered (Adult)

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

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Dr Kelly Hislop Lennie is a Lecturer within the School of Nursing, Faculty of Environment and Life 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. Currently, Kelly is a senior member of the Long Term Conditions Research Group, part of ARC Wessex. Clinically, Kelly has experience as an adult nurse in gastro-intestinal surgery, respiratory medicine, neuro-surgery and end of life care.

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 balanced role within Health Sciences. I lecture undergraduate and post-graduate nursing students including at Masters and PhD level. I also work within the Long term conditions research group, supported by the ARC Wessex. 
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, neuro-surgery and end of life care. 

Currently I lead the Validation of the Living with Chronic Illness Scale, a large nationwide study. I have previously been involved in a Prostate Cancer UK funded study aimed at helping to support men experiencing urinary incontinence following prostate surgery. I have also been the project coordinator for the Osteoarthritis of the thumb therapy study (OTTeR), considering the impact of splints on people with osteoarthritis of the thumb. 
I have an interest in research methods used in my PhD thesis, including cell culture, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and dermal microdialysis. As well as qualitative methods of data collection and analysis. With expertise in interview and questionnaire methods as well as the nVivo programme. 

Research interests

Research projects

“Validation of the Living with Chronic Illness Scale’’
“TrueNorth Study”
“OTTeR Trial II” (CoApp)

Research group

Long-Term Conditions

Research theme(s)

Health Needs

Active Living


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  • I am part of the Adult Education Team
  • I am the module lead for the ‘coordinating long term care in partnership module’ levels 5&7
  • I have a number of undergraduate personal academic tutees and am the lead of a 2nd year PPD group.
  • I currently supervise a number of students during their Masters programme and have seen a number through to completion.
Dr Kelly Hislop Lennie
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