Mrs. Lindsay Dingwall

Lecturer in Nursing


School of Nursing and Health Sciences
11 Airlie Place,

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+(44) 01382 388534

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Lindsay Dingwall registered as a nurse in 1983 from Ninewells College of Nursing. After spending some time in surgery and general medicine specialised in older people’s nursing gaining further qualifications in this field. Since 1985 Lindsay worked as a senior nurse in a variety of NHS care settings for older people including Medicine for the Elderly, rehabilitation, assessment, long term care and transitional care. Lindsay has worked in the private sector. In 2000 she became a nurse specialist in nursing older people and worked in practice development over a range of sites in Dundee and Angus.

In 2002 Lindsay worked part time as an Associate Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery while continuing with her practice development post. In 2004 Lindsay took up a full time post with the School initially as a teaching fellow and then from 2006 as a lecturer in nursing.

Lindsay is a member of the International continence Society and the British Society of Gerontology (Scotland). She is also a board director of the charity Transform Dundee formerly Cyrenians (Dundee)


  • Continence Promotion in frail older people
  • Elder abuse

Wider professional activities

  • Nursing & Midwifery Council - 80A0523S
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN) – Full member
  • Reviewer - Nurse Education Today
  • Full member of the International Continence Society
  • Full member of the British Society of Gerontology (Scotland)
  • Director of Transform Dundee (formerly Cyrenians - Dundee)


Lindsay’s particular teaching interests centre round the physical and mental health of older people plus the management of long term conditions. Particular interests are dementia care in general settings and continence care as well as issues of dignity and attitudes towards older people.

Teaching input-
lectures; small group teaching; facilitating Evidence Based Learning; Case Based Learning Groups; tutorials; Clinical Skills teaching. Development and participation in workshops; on-line teaching; practice based education; Facilitation of Learning Teams.

  • Undergraduate/postgraduate teaching material relating to biosychosocial aspects of nursing older people– rehabilitation; communication; continence promotion; sexuality; depression; delirium; dementia; mental health & wellbeing; medication issues; oral health; elder abuse; ageism; falls prevention; ageing process; long term conditions/enduring health needs.
  • Undergraduate/postgraduate teaching material relating to multi agency input– single shared assessment; carers support & services, learning disability needs; complex needs of older people
  • Developing/contributing to undergraduate teaching material relating to nursing studies throughout the common foundation programme – caring; holism; nursing process; care planning & evaluation; nursing models; conceptual frameworks; guidelines & protocols. Developing workshops for application of above.


Refereed Journal Papers:

DINGWALL, L.,  & MCLAFFERTY, E., (2006).  Do nurses promote urinary continence in hospitalized older people? An exploratory study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15, 10, pp. 1276-86.

DINGWALL, L.,  & MCLAFFERTY, E., (2006).  Nurses' perceptions of indwelling urinary catheters in older people. Nursing Standard, 13, 21 pp. 35-42

DINGWALL, L.,  (2007).  Medication issues for nursing older people. (Part 2) Nursing Older People, 19, 2, pp. 32-36.

DINGWALL, L., (2007).  Medication issues for nursing older people. (Part 1) Nursing Older People, 19, 1, pp. 25-30.

DINGWALL, L.,  (2008).  Promoting social continence using incontinence management products. British Journal of Nursing, 17,9,( Suppl), pp. S12 - S19

DINGWALL, L.,  (2008).  Promoting effective continence care in older people: a literature review. British Journal of Nursing, 17. 3, pp. 192-197

MCLAFFERTY, E., DINGWALL, L., HALKETT, A., (2009). Using gaming workshops to prepare nursing students for looking after older people in clinical practice. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 5, 1, pp 51-60

Book Chapters:

DINGWALL, L.,  (2010). Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses:- Meeting Personal Hygiene Needs. London; Wiley-Blackwell


MCLAFFERTY, E., DINGWALL, L. Using gaming workshops to prepare nursing students for looking after older people in clinical practice. Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference (NET 2008).

DINGWALL, L. Raising awareness of medication issues for nursing older people. Healthcare Events: Nursing Older People on the Wards.

DINGWALL, L., & MCLAFFERTY, E.  Nurses’ Attitudes Towards Promoting Urinary Continence in Older People. RCN Continence Care Annual Conference and Exhibition.