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Dr Lindsay Welch MA, AdDip Nursing, RN, FHEA, PhD

Lecturer Adult Nursing, Researcher Long Term Conditions

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Dr Lindsay Welch is a Lecturer in Adult Nursing and a Researcher in long term conditions.

Investigating personal, community and organisational strategies to support people with long term conditions, to live well for longer

Lindsay is an early career researcher in the School of Health sciences located in the University of Southampton, UK. She currently leads the pre-registration global and public health module, supports research method teaching and supervisors BSc, MSc and internship (pre-PhD) students across the disciplines of health sciences.

Lindsay’s research is nested in the Long-Term Conditions research group, with a particular emphasis on values and needs of people with long term respiratory conditions. Through her Ph.D., Lindsay examined socially supported self-management strategies to enable people with COPD, by focussing on their personally valued activities. This required quantitative methodological techniques in social network analysis, health economic analysis, and analysis of large quantities of clinical outcome data. A qualitative meta-synthesis was also conducted to understand how people enact and embed self-management strategies into their lives.  

Previously Lindsay has led several clinical service developmental bids including a successful bid with the service to the Queens Nursing Institute to develop a sustainable Singing in COPD project. This included further funding for the British Lung Foundation to integrate singing into the clinical service.

Research interests

  • Self-care (including self-management) in long term conditions
  • Social science influences on health
  • How digital interventions work or are adapted for health and illness
  • Public and Global health

These interests are reflected in Lindsay’s recent publications:

Findings from a pilot randomised trial of a social network self-management intervention in COPD
L Welch, R Orlando, SX Lin, I Vassilev, A Rogers
BMC Pulmonary Medicine 20

Findings from an exploration of a social network intervention to promote diet quality and health behaviours in older adults with COPD: a feasibility study
I Bloom, L Welch, I Vassilev, A Rogers, K Jameson, C Cooper,
Pilot and feasibility studies 6 (1), 15

Local and national collaborations with other respiratory nurse academic’s with aligned interests, including Dr Carol Kelly at Edgehill University, and Dr Nicola Roberts at Glasgow Caledonian University, working to develop the National Respiratory Nurse Research Agenda. This respiratory research alliance enabled rapid investigations of the role of respiratory nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Internship supervision: ARC Wessex. Joint supervision with Dr Euan Sadler. A qualitative evaluation of patients’ experiences of digital pain management interventions, to inform improvements in patient care and provision of online resources.

Current research:
A Training Needs Analysis of Research Knowledge and Skills in UK Respiratory Nurses. ERGO 61084
Health inequalities and vulnerable groups in times of COVID-19 pandemic through students’ lens: a multicultural study. ERGO 62375

Research group

Long Term Conditions

Affiliate research groups

Health Needs, Respiratory Research Alliance

Lindsay is the lead for Accessibility and Inclusivity in Health Sciences. This is an operational role, supporting students and personal tutors with learning difficulties, or physical difficulties. Enabling students to develop learning strategies to thrive in educational and clinical settings.

Guest Editor for Sustainability: Social Networks and COVID-19.

Research and Education Committee Board member for The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists

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Lindsay leads the level 4 module on global and public health. The module explores the globalisation in health and healthcare from the perspective of individuals, communities and populations.

Lindsay is a personal academic tutor and supports practice development groups.

In addition to this Lindsay supports the seminar series in the research project for nursing, supporting the undergraduate research programme.

Dr Lindsay Welch
Health Sciences, Student Office, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ

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