Courtney Lightfoot is a Research Associate from the University of Leicester, UK. She joined the Leicester Kidney Lifestyle Team (LKLT) as a mixed-methods researcher in early 2019, following the completion of her PhD at the University of Nottingham, UK. As part of her current role, Courtney oversees the day-to-day running of the LKLT’s various portfolio of studies, and supervision of other team members and students (intercalating medical students and PhD). She has led on the development of an online self-management programme for people with kidney disease (My Kidneys & Me), and is now leading on the evaluation (SMILE-K study) and implementation of My Kidneys & Me.
Courtney is a member of the UK Kidney Association (UKKA), ARC East Midlands Faculty, and NIHR Leicester BRC. She is also a member of the UK Kidney Research Consortium ‘Exercise and Lifestyle’ clinical study steering group (supported by Kidney Research UK) and the UKKA ‘Living Well with Kidney Disease’ special interest group, chairing the patient workstream.
Courtney’s research interest includes patient activation, self-management, health and lifestyle behaviour change, patient education, remote healthcare, and experiences of living with kidney disease including symptom burden and quality of life.