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Dibley, Lesley

Lesley Dibley University of Greenwich, London, UK

Lesley Dibley is Reader in Nursing Research and Education, who also leads the Centre for Chronic Illness and Ageing in the Institute for Lifecourse Development at the University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom. She  was awarded her PhD in 2014 for an interpretive phenomenology study of the experience of stigma in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), has recently completed another funded project on the experience of kinship (family) stigma in IBD and has other active projects including an exploration of the experiences of young adults living with long fusion for idiopathic scoliosis, the experience of adjustment to intestinal stoma in people with IBD, and complex care needs of older people with IBD. Lesley teaches qualitative methods to undergraduates, phenomenology theory to postgraduates, and supervises Masters and PhD students. She publishes regularly in high impact international journals and presents at national and international conferences.