Zoe-Louise Smethurst

Academic profile

Mrs Zoe-Louise Smethurst

Lecturer in Adult 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. Zoe-Louise's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality Education

About Zoe-Louise

I am a lecturer of Adult Nursing at the University of Plymouth. I have been a qualified nurse for a number of years specialising in cardiac care. Alongside my role as a lecturer I remain a British Heart Foundation health care practitioner. 

After working in a variety of settings, throughout my career I embarked on my journey into education. Nursing is ever changing and patient care is paramount; I believe that with good education, leadership and clear guidance,nursing practice improves. My goal is to be part of developing and maintaining high standards of care through advancing knowledge and transform lives with education and research.

My research interests are very patient care orientated, but the overarching theme for me is the development of best practice.

I am often asked, if you want to be a nurses why are you here? The answer is simple; I can have a far greater impact and effect patient care in positive way through developing and enhancing the education of the nurses of tomorrow.


Pre-Hospital Care

Cardiology Clinical Skills Nursing 

Contact Zoe-Louise

InterCity Place Floor 9, Plymouth Railway Station, North Road East,, Plymouth, PL4 6AB
+44 1752 587462