Louise has 30 years’ experience in academia, most recently as Vice Dean (Education) at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care at King’s College London. She has held several senior leadership roles at both faculty and university level with a strong focus on equality, diversity and inclusion in education for both students and staff.
Louise has published extensively on three interrelated areas often in collaboration with international partners: i) the nursing workforce: role development and job satisfaction; ii) the working lives of nurse teachers; and iii) the evaluation of education and the learning experience.
Louise has been a member of external review panels for several national and international institutions focusing on quality assurance and strategic goal attainment in line with higher education benchmarks and standards. She currently holds a Research Chair at South East Technilogical University, Ireland and is a member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Policy Group for the Council of Deans (Health).
Louise is passionate about the role of education to support and inform professional competency for the benefit of patients and their families, employers, students and healthcare practitioners through working in partnership, alongside embracing greater diversity in the use of different learning modalities to increase accessibility, flexibility and impact across career trajectories.