Mrs Louise Winfield

Mrs Louise Winfield

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer)

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)

Mrs Louise Winfield can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Nursing
  • Service improvement
  • Advanced practice


I am an experienced educator with a clinical background in nursing. I have always prided myself on my commitment to teaching excellence, something which is corroborated by the high levels of positive feedback that I have received from evaluations of my lessons. My teaching experience is varied spanning all academic levels and nursing related subjects. My passion is all forms of leadership and innovation, inspiring students to lead and be the best they can be. I have experience in curriculum development, programme delivery and management and have led a team through a number of approval events successfully, fostering the teaching skills and talents of colleagues. 

I am Programme Lead Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Neonatal Care Apprenticeship Degree Programmes. Gaining Health Education England accreditation against the ACP multi professional framework is testament to the standard of the programme. HEE accredited Advanced Practice programmes are one of the benchmarked routes to recognition for practitioners and aim to ensure a consistent level of quality in advanced level practice education across England. I am also part of a team working with HEE on the portfolio route to accreditation for individuals.


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

Appointed Govenor Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Royal College of Nursing

Fellow, Higher Education Academy 

The Association of Advanced Nursing Practice Educators


Roles on external bodies

Registrant Visitor Nursing & Midwifery Council 



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 BSc/MSc Advanced Professional Practice 2006-2011
  • Invited panel expert Teesside University validation event 2012
  • Buckingham New University MSc Advanced Practice 2011-2014
  • Invited Cardiff University MSc Advanced Practice 2014-2019
  • Invited Birmingham University MSc Advanced Practice 2015-2019



Research interests

Advanced Practice
Service Improvement

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Why prescribe antibiotics for otitis media in children?

Grants & contracts

Title: What effect does the organisational nursing structure have on nurses and their environment?

Grant Holder: Endacott R. Winfield L.

Funding Body: Taunton Hospital NHS Trust

Amount: £20.000 Date: 2012

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



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Winfield L (2015) 'Student life - Catalyst for ideas' Nursing Standard 29, (40) 66-66 , DOI
Morris J, Winfield L & Young K (2012) 'Registered nurses’ perceptions of the discharge planning process for adult patients in an acute hospital' Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 2, (1) 28-38
Philp A & Winfield L (2010) 'Why prescribe antibiotics for otitis media in children?' Nurse Prescribing 8, 14-19
Winfield L (2007) 'Advanced nursing practice' JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING 58, (6) 615-615 , DOI
Winfield L (2009) 'Clinical Nursing Skills' in Endacott R; Jevon P; Cooper S Clinical Nursing Skills Oxford University Press, USA


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