Monaghan, Christine

Christine Monaghan

Dietetic Placement Coordinator
Department of Occupational Therapy, and Human Nutrition & Dietetics
I work as a Clinical Placement Tutor on both the BSc (Hon) Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics programmes.

I help prepare students for clinical placements by delivering tutorials and workshops looking at key areas for placement such as reflective practice, assessment and feedback.
I lead the Placement A Campus programme, which is embedded into Trimester A for Level 2 undergraduate students and Level 1 postgraduate students.
I am one of the facilitators on the Foundations of Practice for Health and Social Care module which all nursing and Allied Health Professions students undertake in Level 1 of their programmes.
I deliver lectures on polycystic ovary disease and critique of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) and I have a keen interest in counselling skills for dietitians. I also have an interest in developing Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) models for student learning.
I also have a role in Practice Education, both uni-and multi-professional, where I facilitate workshops on key areas of practice education.
I am currently involved in a workgroup looking at developing an MSc in Advancing Dietetic Practice.
I am the dietetic representative on the HEI Practice Education Group. I also represent GCU on the Operational Group (Dietetics) where I work with colleagues from Queen Margaret University and The Robert Gordon University.
I am a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and am registered as a Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council. I am currently Sponsorship Secretary for the Glasgow and West of Scotland branch of the British Dietetic Association.