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A key motivator underpinning Louise's work as an academic is the contribution education makes to transforming lives. Louise has held several senior leadership positions, recently as the Vice Dean (Education) from 2015-2022 in the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care.

Louise has an in-depth knowledge of strategic drivers that shape priorities for the higher education sector, including teaching quality, inclusive education, student success, and the student experience. A golden thread to the professional principles is to be clear in purpose and to work collaboratively with stakeholders to design and implement strategies for change.

Louise has collaborated nationally and internationally on research, quality assurance reviews, and policy development initiatives. Louise's research focuses principally on two interrelated areas: The nursing workforce: role development and job satisfaction; and Nursing education: effectiveness and student perspectives. Her recent collaboration was with Professor Kristy Martyn from Emory University who was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to explore nursing education in the context of Covid 19 and lessons learned from the perspective of senior leaders in England.

Enquiring about potential PhD supervision

If you’re thinking of applying for one of our PhD programmes and are looking for potential supervisors, please email listing the names of the supervisors you’ve identified as having expertise in your chosen area, along with your CV and a short research proposal.

Our Postgraduate Research Team will contact supervisors on your behalf and get back to you. If you have any queries in the meantime, please use the email address above, rather than contacting potential PhD supervisors directly, because they are unable to respond to initial enquiries.

Louise PhD supervisions:

  • Burnout during the Covid-19 pandemic: exploring the experiences of intensive care nurses in Saudi Arabia
  • Supporting students to manage emotionally difficult situations in practice through simulation: the case of bullying and harassment and student nurses’ experiences in Saudi Arabia
  • Preparedness for Covid 19: the experiences of nursing students in South Korea

Research profile


Louise has led a wide range of teaching initiatives, including designing new curriculum assessments for learning strategies and inclusive education practice. Currently, my teaching priorities are focused on the following areas, along with dissertation supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels: global challenges in healthcare, quality improvement, and sustainability.