Mrs Lisa Attrill

Mrs Lisa Attrill

Lecturer in Adult Nursing (Education)

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)



Lecturer in Adult Nursing

As Lecturer in Adult Nursing (Cornwall Campus - Knowledge Spa), Lisa teaches and supports a portfolio of modules across levels 4, 5, 6 & 7. A registered nurse and midwife with specialist knowledge and experience in healthcare education, clinical research, nephrology, diabetes and midwifery; Lisa has previously worked in a variety of settings (NHS & private sector), dynamic roles and challenging positions; each lending a wealth of professional and self-development as well as being key to the development of others. More recent clinical roles include Lead Research Nurse in a large NHS Trust (South West) leading and managing a diverse research team across secondary and primary care, and previously Clinical Practice Educator within the same Trust with responsibility for multidisciplinary practice development across the Trust.  


MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing & Midwifery) (with distinction)

Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) (with merit)
NMC (Teacher) TCH recordable qualification
PGCE (Post Compulsory Education & Training)
BSc (Hons) Nursing (with 1st class honours)
NIHR accredited Good Clinical Practice Facilitator
Higher Diploma Health Service Research
Registered Nurse
Registered Midwife

Professional membership

Nursing & Midwifery Council

Royal College Nursing
Advance HE (formerly HEA) Associate Fellowship
Associate and editorial board member of South West Clinical School in Cornwall



Teaching interests

Teaching Experience:

Undergraduate Nursing Programme – Levels 4, 5, 6 & 7

Knowledge and Skills for Evidence-Informed Decision Making - level 5 & 6

Law & Ethics applied to Nursing Practice – level 6

The Biological and Therapeutic Basis for Adult Nursing Practice – level 5

Pharmacology and Medicines Optimisation – level 5, 7   

Adult Nursing – level 5

Adult Acute Care – level 6, 7

Applied Human Biology & Biology for Nursing Practice – level 4

Clinical Skills and Practice – levels 4, 5 & 6

Continuing Professional Development Programmes – Level 6

Understanding Evidence to Inform Clinical Decision Making - level 6

Postgraduate – Level 7 (MSc Advanced Professional Practice)

Substantive Professional Project -level 7 

Foundation Degree Nursing Associate Programme – Levels 4 & 5

Clinical Skills

Therapeutic Communication




Attrill EG; Morrison EA; Raftery MJR (2001) Identification of predialysis patients from a general nephrology population: A clinic audit. British Journal of Renal Medicine, 6(1), 17-20.

Conference Papers

Attrill, E; Trembath L (2014) Innovations in Research Nursing Practice. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR): Celebrating Clinical Research Nurses, 18th February 2014, Portsmouth.

Attrill, E (2014) Clinical Research at RCHT. A Kaleidoscope of Care: RCHT Nursing Conference, 15th October 2014, Cornwall.

Ryan* EG; Morrison EA (1999) Renal Outpatients Need a Renal Nurse?! (Nephrology Clinic Audit). European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association 28th International Conference, 2nd -5th June 1999, Berlin. (* Maiden name)

Presentations and posters

Attrill, EG; Stebbings A (2019) An exploration of Assistant Practitioner’s (Nursing) experiences of joining an undergraduate nursing degree programme. A qualitative descriptive study. Postgraduate Research Showcase, 11th December 2019, University of Plymouth.

Attrill EG; Morrison EA (2001) Interdisciplinary communication for the diabetic renal patient. European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association, 30th International Conference,22nd -25th September 2001, France.

Attrill EG; Morrison EA (2000) Is predialysis EPO an unopened can of worms? British Renal Symposium, 8th -9th September 2000, Harrogate.

Other Publications

Attrill, EG (2019) An exploration of Assistant Practitioner’s (Nursing) experiences of joining an undergraduate nursing degree programme. A qualitative descriptive study. Unpublished MSc Research (Distinction), University of Plymouth.

Attrill, EG (2003) Anaemia in the pre-dialysis patient: The role of erythropoietin therapy. A literature review Unpublished BSc Dissertation (1st Class honours), City University.