Bridie Kent

Academic profile

Professor Bridie Kent

Professor of Leadership Nursing
School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Bridie's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 03: SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

About Bridie

Current position: Professor of Leadership in Nursing.

Director – The University of Plymouth Centre for Innovations in Health and Social Care: A JBI Centre of Excellence.

Lead investigator for the NIHR TULAY Project.

Director of the Plymouth South West Clinical Schools centre (University Hospitals Plymouth).

Non Executive Director, Royal Devon University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Clinically Active:

Honorary Professor of Clinical Nursing, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Previous roles:

Deputy Director, Doctoral College 2019-2021

Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, University of Plymouth  2017 to 2019

Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth 2015 to 2017

Professor, Chair of Nursing Eastern Health-Deakin University, Australia 2008-2013

Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Nursing Research, University of Auckland, New Zealand 2006-2008

Supervised Research Degrees

21 PhD students supervised to successful completion (UK, Australia and New Zealand).


Systematic review

Research methods

Evidence based practice


Management of critically ill adult

Contact Bridie

Room 403, Rolle Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 588817