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About Louise Brereton

Louise Brereton is a Senior Lecturer in College of Social Science.I am a Registered General Nurse with experience of working in adult nursing settings. I have worked as a nurse teacher / lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in several Schools of Nursing and Universities across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire since 1988. Prior to my appointment here, I worked as a Research Fellow on the INTEGRATE-HTA project at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) in the University of Sheffield. I was the ScHARR lead for public involvement and the lead regional advisor for public involvement for the NIHR Research Design Service Yorkshire and the Humber (RDSYH). I was Chair of the RDSYH Patient and Public Involvement Panel and the Public Involvement Funding Panel. I chaired the Palliative Care Studies Advisory Group (PCSAG) in 2013-2015. I have co-presented and co-authored research publications with lay people involved in the research I have undertaken. My research interests lie in family caring, stroke, palliative and end of life care, including the impact of physical environment on end of life care. I am also interested in patient and public involvement (PPI) in research and Health Technology Assessment (HTA), particularly methods of engagement and have taken a lead on this across seven European countries in the INTEGRATE-HTA project.  I have interests in both qualitative research and evidence synthesis.

Department Responsibilities

Senior Tutor Programme lead MSc in Frail Older People Co module lead the Research for Skills for and in Practice. Module Team Member: Pathophysiology for Nursing; Professional Values Member of the North West Lincolnshire Practice Support Team & Nottinghamshire Practice Support Team Personal Tutor: 0916

Subject Specialism

Evidence Based Practice; Family Carers; Patient and public Involvement.


  • Level 3 Leadership and Management — Institute of leadership and Management, 2013
  • PhD — The University of Sheffield        , 2005
  • Master in Education — University of Huddersfield, 1993
  • Registered Nurse Tutor — 1988
  • Certificate in Education — Huddersfield Polytechnic, 1988
  • Diploma in Nursing — Sheffield Polytechnic, 1987
  • Registered General Nurse — Rotherham School of Nursing, 1984

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