Christine Wolfendale

Programme Leader BSc Nutrition and Dietetics

Christine Wolfendale is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics.  She is also the Undergraduate Assessment Officer for the Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition.

Qualifications

BSc, RD, MA, FHEA

Overview

Christine’s career began in Canada; after gaining a bachelor’s degree she worked as a Professional Home Economist and then completed her internship to qualify as a Registered Dietitian. Her area of expertise is critical care nutrition therapy, gained while working in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, trauma and neurosurgery units.

After emigrating to the UK she continued working as a nutrition support specialist in the NHS and has gained further experience in dietetic service management. This included active involvement with pre-registration training in dietetics which led to her current post here at the University of Chester.

Teaching

In addition to her role as Programme Leader, Christine contributes to clinical teaching in both the undergraduate and postgraduate dietetics programmes, and facilitates the professional development of our students throughout their academic and practice placement learning. She is module leader or contributes to the following modules:

  • Food, Nutrients and the Consumer
  • Professional Perspectives II
  • Professional Practice
  • Diet Therapy and Nutrition Support
  • Applied Dietetic Practice
  • Food and Nutrition for Health
  • Dietetics and Clinical Medicine I

Research

Christine’s research interests include clinical audit and pedagogic pursuits such as the development of online resources to support learning. Recently she has been studying quality aspects of the dietetics programme from the student perspective.