Mrs. Lindsay Dingwall

Lecturer in Nursing


School of Nursing and Health Sciences
11 Airlie Place,

Phone Number:

+(44) 01382 388534

Email Address:


Lindsay is a Lecturer specialising in the health and social care of older people. She became a Registered Nurse in 1983 and in 1985 chose to pursue a career nursing older people and has practiced clinically in a range of acute and older people’s specialist settings across Tayside.

Lindsay joined the School in a joint role as an Associate Lecturer in 2002 and took up a full time post as a Lecturer in Nursing in 2004. Teaching across undergraduate, post qualifying and postgraduate, Lindsay is Module Leader of a Year 2 undergraduate module developing the Care Continuum 3, Module Leader for in the BN and MSc Module Meeting the Needs of Older People in Diverse Settings.  She is also the Pathway Lead for MSc Nursing/MSc Health Studies (Older People).

In 2014 Lindsay commenced a joint role between the School of Nursing & Health Sciences and NHS Tayside as a Clinical Academic Nurse Consultant (Older People) with a responsibility to support the continuing improvement in older people’s care delivery across education and clinical practice.  

Lindsay’s professional interests include the mental health of older people, managing Frailty syndromes and Delirium, Continence and supporting nurses to improve the experiences of people with cognitive impairment.  


Lindsay’s research interests include attitudes towards older people and older patients, the effects of simulated practice on knowledge and attitudes towards older people, the use of social media as a teaching aid and students’ experiences. Lindsay supervises MSc students in their dissertation work.  

Wider professional activities

  • Member of the British Geriatric Society
  • Member of the Scottish Delirium Association
  • Active within Healthcare Improvement Scotland iHub Older People in Acute Care
  • Active within NHS Tayside - Older People Clinical Board
  • Board of Directors for Transform Dundee; a charity with the aim of meeting the needs of vulnerable people
  • Reviewer for
    • Nursing Older People (Royal College of Nursing publishing),
    • Nurse Education Today (Elsevier publishing)


Lindsay teaches across all nursing curricula and her main teaching and learning activities relate to older people and long term conditions including dementia, and neurodegenerative conditions. Lindsay also supports the development of bespoke education for and within clinical practice. Lindsay contributes to wider school Learning Teaching and Assessment activities and uses simulation to teach nursing students about dementia care and improving patient experiences.

In addition to this, Lindsay supervises dissertation students and is also an academic tutor to a number of undergraduate and post qualifying students.


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

Dingwall, L., 2016. Why assess oral health? : Practice focus.  Nursing Older People 28 (8), pp. 18

Dingwall, L., 2016. Oral health for older people – Research focus. Nursing Older People, 28 (7), pp. 13

Dingwall, L, Fenton, J, Kelly, TB & Lee, J 2017, 'Sliding doors: Did drama-based inter-professional education improve the tensions round person-centred nursing and social care delivery for people with dementia: A mixed method exploratory study' Nurse Education Today, 51, pp. 1-7.

Dingwall, L., 2018.Can simulationimprove nursing knowledge of older people’s mental health care?Nursing Older People, (in press).

Book Chapters:

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


Poster presentation

Rodriguez, C, Dingwall. L., Myers, L., 2016.  Integrating care for older people – from strategy to reality. NHS Scotland Event, Glasgow

Dear, F., Dingwall, L., Marr, H., 2014Learning from each other: enhancing younger people’s understanding of the health and well-being needs of older people. NHS Education for Scotland. Research and Innovation in the Recruitment and Retention of Pre-registration Nursing and Midwifery Students.


Rodriguez, C, Dingwall. L., 2017.  Integrating care for older people – from strategy to reality. NHS Scotland Event, Glasgow

Dingwall, L., Shewan, A., Hanlin, M., 2016. Dilemmas and Deliberations. Dementia Champion Graduation, NHS Education Scotland, Murrayfield Edinburgh. 

Dingwall, L., Rodriguez, C., 2016. Being inspection ready: NHS Tayside – where are we now? Older People Clinical Board Roadshows, NHS Tayside

Dingwall, L., McLaren, G., Reid, J.,2015. Social Media in Undergraduate Nursing Education: The View of the Students. ENTER Conference: Queen Margaret University

Dingwall, L., Fenton, J., 2014.   Sliding Doors: Did inter-professional education improve the tensions round person-centred nursing and social care delivery for people with Dementia (core theme paper) Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference, Cambridge. Jill Rogers Associates.

Dingwall, L., 2014. Dementia simulations with adult nursing students: experiences and self-identified learning. Mental Health Nursing Association Conference, Glasgow

Dingwall, L., 2014. Rethinking nursing care for older people with cognitive deficits. Mental Health Nursing Student Conference, University of Abertay.

Dingwall, L., 2009.  Exploring illness perceptions in older people. British Society of Gerontology (Scotland), University of Stirling

Dingwall, L., 2008. Raising awareness of medication issues for nursing older people. Healthcare Events; Nursing Older People on the Wards.London.

Dingwall, L.,  McLafferty, E.,2008.An evaluation of gaming workshops to teach undergraduate nursing students about nursing older people. Nurse Education Tomorrow 2008 conference. Cambridge, Jill Rogers Associates.

Dingwall, L.,  McLafferty, E., 2004 Nurses’ Attitudes Towards Promoting Urinary Continence in Older People.  RCN Continence Care Annual Conference and Exhibition.