Dr Lyndsay Baines

Course Leader for the MSc Global Military Veteran and Family Studies(Distance learning)

Veterans & Families Institute

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Department:School of Education & Social Care

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Social Work and Social Policy

Dr Baines has a background in medical sociology and psychology and specialises in global health, well-being and the psychosocial aspects of civilian and military trauma and pain management.

Background

As an early stage researcher, Dr Baines was embedded with the solid organ transplant team at the Western infirmary, Glasgow, where she established one of the first ward based counselling services for organ transplant patients. Dr Baines continues her research into psychosocial aspects of solid organ transplant, digital healthcare and patient engagement at Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, where she holds an honorary research fellowship.

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn and Enduring Freedom, Dr Baines relocated to the United States, where she worked for The Henry M. Jackson Foundation, based with the Combat Wounds Team at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. Her role included working with wounded veterans and their families returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr Baines continues her research collaboration pertaining to global health and social care in terms of veteran well-being, human security and developing global training education pathways for personnel preparing to deploy across national borders to low resource, post-conflict and humanitarian situations, with colleagues at the National Defense University, Uniformed Services University and George Washington University.

As Course Leader at the Veterans & Families Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Dr Baines is charged with broadening the scope of the veteran curriculum to incorporate the concept of a global veteran (e.g. peace keepers, resistance fighters, refugees, victims of torture, NGOs) and the development of postgraduate programmes.

Research interests

  • Psychosocial issues amongst solid organ transplant patients
  • Pain management
  • Digital healthcare
  • Oncology (breast and colorectal cancer)
  • Combat wounds
  • PTSD
  • Global health and social care
  • Educational pathways for personnel preparing to deploy across borders

Areas of research supervision

  • Psychosocial aspects of chronic illness
  • Global health and social care in low resource, post-conflict and humanitarian situations
  • Digital health
  • Assimilation of refugees
  • Management of global medical projects using social media

Teaching

  • Distance, blended and digital learning
  • Global health and social care

Qualifications

  • PhD Psychology, University of London

Memberships, editorial boards

  • British Psychological Society
  • Higher Education Academy
BOARD MEMBERSHIP

2016 World Health Organisation Mental Health Gap Action Committee
2016 Institute of Rural Research & Development Consultant (trafficking, human security)

Selected recent publications

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PAPERS

Baines, Lyndsay, Jindal, Rahul and Katha, Metha (2015The use of social networking technology in the promotion and scaling up of complex global health initiatives. Journal of Healthcare, Science and the Humanities. ISSN 2159-8800 (print); ISSN 2159-8819 (online).

Baines LS, Little DJ, Nee R, Jindal RM. (2015). Non-adherence codes in the new ICD-10: need for prospective trials. Am J Nephrol. 42 (2):148-50.

Jindal RM, Falta EM, Baines LS, Elster EA. (2014). Health policy for renal replacement therapy in developing countries. J of Healthcare, Science & Humanities. 11(1): 411-18.

Baines, Lyndsay (2012) Pain ratings by patients and their providers of radionucleotide injection for breast cancer lymphatic mapping. Pain Medicine, 13 (5). pp. 670-676. ISSN 1526-4637

Baines, Lyndsay (2011) Health policy for renal replacement therapy in developing countries. Journal of Healthcare, Science & the Humanities, 1 (1).

BOOKS

Baines LS, Jindal RM, Falta E. (2013). Wounded warriors: an inclusive culture for all in the workplace. In, K Parks & D. McDonald (Eds.) Managing diversity in the military: the value of inclusion in a culture of uniformity. Routledge Press: New York, New York.

Baines, LS. Jindal RM. (2013). The struggle for life: psychological aspects of kidney transplant. Praeger Series in Health Psychology. Praeger Press: New York, New York

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2016   Decision Making & Risk Taking Amongst Live Paired Kidney Transplant Patients    British Transplant Society Annual Congress, Glasgow

2016  Global Health As A Human Security Issue     Federal Asia Pacific American Council, Florida,  United States

2015   Human Security Issues & the Syrian Refugee Crisis    Interagency Health Leaders Roundtable, National Defense University, United States