Mrs Louise Winfield

Mrs Louise Winfield

Head of School

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)

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


As Head of School I am responsible for leading a large team across multiple sites which delivers a portfolio of undergraduate and post qualifying courses and programmes, liaising with service providers to maintain a quality provision for our students. I am an experienced educator with a clinical background in nursing. I have always prided myself on my commitment to teaching excellence and am committed as an individual to ensuring that students are challenged and supported through their educational journey


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 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 Author Site , 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