Mrs Louise Winfield

Mrs Louise Winfield

Interim Head of School

School of Nursing and Midwifery


I am an experienced educator with a clinical background in nursing. I have worked at the University of Plymouth for a number of years. I am the programme leader for the MSc Advanced Practice in Healthcare course and also teach on the undergraduate nursing programmes.  I have experience in curriculum development, programme delivery and management. I provide academic leadership in Advanced Practice for healthcare practitioners; collaborating across the Faulty of Health and service colleagues.


Professional Education:

Registered General Nurse
General Intensive Care Course
Diploma in Professional Studies Nursing
Bsc (Hons) Health Studies
Msc Public Sector Management
PG Diploma in Education

Professional membership

Royal College of Nursing
Fellow, Higher Education Academy 
The Association of Advanced Nursing Practice Educators




Teaching interests

  • Advanced Practice
  • Adult Nursing
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Management and Leadership
  • Research Methodology and Research Methods
  • Service Improvement
  • Consultation Skills


Staff serving as external examiners

Bournemouth University  - MSc Nurse Practitioner Course

Research interests

Advanced Practice
Service Improvement

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Why prescribe antibiotics for otitis media in children?

Grants & contracts

Title: Registered Nurses Perceptions of the Discharge Planning Process for Adult Patients in an Acute Care Hospital

Grant Holder: Morris J. Winfield L. Young K.

Funding Body: Royal Cornwall Hospital

Amount: £5000    Date: 2010

Title: Objective Structured Clinical Examinations; Expert clinical examiners decision processes? Are they Recognition Primed?

Grant holder: Cooper S. Winfield L. Bradbury M.

Funding Body: Centre for Education Teaching and Learning

Amount: £5000 Date: 2006

Other academic activities

Book Review for Journal of Advanced Nursing
Advanced Nursing Practice by Madrean Schober & Fadwa Affara

Blackwell Publishing, Oxford 2006 223 pages, £27.99 ISBN-13: 978-14051-0234-6.
Published 2007