Louise Carter


Senior Lecturer

Department of Pre-Registration Nursing

Contact Details

email: l.carter@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542593

Louise joined the University of Worcester as a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing in 2015. Prior to this she held clinical posts in medical, surgical and community nursing, enjoying over 20 years caring for patients and their families. With a passion for teaching and supporting others, Louise also worked as a Practice Facilitator, advocating for students and mentors/practice assessors alike.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Louise serves as the Student Progression Lead (SPL) for Level 4 students. In this capacity, she plays an important role in supporting individual students as they navigate their journey through Year 1 of the Nursing Programme. She acts as the primary point of contact for students encountering challenges to their progression, ensuring that every student receives the guidance and assistance needed to achieve academically and professionally.

With a firm commitment to fostering student success and facilitating their growth as compassionate and competent healthcare professionals, Louise Carter embodies the spirit of excellence and dedication within the field of adult nursing education.


  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (University of Worcester 2017)
  • MSc Advancing Practice (University of Worcester 2016)
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Bristol Polytechnic 1988-1992)
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Post Graduate Certificate Teacher of Health and Social Care (University of Worcester 2014)
  • Leg Ulcer Management (University of Worcester 2010)
  • Multi-Disciplinary Diabetes Care (University of Worcester 2009)
  • Oncological Nursing ENB 237 (University of Central England 1998)

Teaching Interests

Louise leads and teaches on modules across the BSc (Hons) Nursing programme and the Healthcare Foundation Year.

Her special interests include:

  • Becoming a healthcare professional
  • The principles of adult nursing
  • Community Nursing
  • Care of the person living with Dementia
  • Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Sensory Impairment and communication skills
  • Tissue viability and wound management
  • Leg ulcer management

Research Interests

Louise’s research interests encompass a range of areas of inquiry, including:

  • Sensory impairment and effective communication
  • The care of individuals with dementia and the experiences of family caregivers
  • Palliative care for those with long-term conditions
  • The implementation of an electronic practice assessment document for Student Nurses

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Higher Education Academy
  • Royal College of Nursing

Recent Publications

Nicol, J. and Carter, L. (2024) ‘Palliative Care in long term conditions’, in Nicol, J. and Hollowood, L. (eds.) Nursing adults with long term conditions. London: Sage, pp. 137-161.

Thomas, S., Bacon, R., Jones, S. and Carter, L. (2022) Student nurse perspective of the functionality, accessibility, and sustainability of an electronic practice assessment document. NEPNET 2022, 8th International Nurse Education Conference, 19th-22nd October, Sitges, Spain. 

Carter, L., Thomas, S., Thornton, P. and Davies, L. (2021) Implementation of an Electronic Practice Assessment Document for Student Nurses – Experiences, Evaluation and Lessons Learned. Learning and Teaching Conference: Blended Learning: Maintaining Teaching Excellence Through a Year of Challenge and Change. 10th June, University of Worcester.

Carter, L. and Wilson, S. (2021) Bridging the Gap: Scaffolding Reflection with an eWorkbook. Learning and Teaching Conference: Blended Learning: Maintaining Teaching Excellence Through a Year of Challenge and Change. 10th June, University of Worcester.

Thomas, S., Carter, L. and Broad, Z. (2021) 'Learning without paper: tips for nursing students to get the best out of e-PADs', Nursing Standard. Available at: https://rcni.com/nursing-standard/students/clinical-placements/learning-without-paper-tips-nursing-students-to-get-best-out-of-e-pads-174561 (Accessed: 18 May 2021)

Carter, L. (2019) 'Communication skills in difficult situations', in Norman, K. (ed.) Communication skills for nursing and healthcare students. Banbury: Lantern, pp. 83-104.

Carter, L. and Thomas,, S (2019) A regional approach to the development of an electronic practice assessment document for student nurses - Experiences and lessons learned. Learning and Teaching Conference: Learning in Partnership. 12th June, University of Worcester.

Carter, L., Thomas,, S., Fletcher, T. and Paterson, A. (2019) Coaching Model in practice placements – The development for a guide for student nurses. Learning and Teaching Conference: Learning in Partnership, 12th June, University of Worcester.