I am a Lecturer of Nursing at The University of Stirling. I have a nursing degree with Honours from the University of Liverpool, which allowed me to qualify as a registered Adult Nurse in 2004. Post qualifying, I have practiced as a registered nurse within emergency medicine. I returned to academia in 2007 and undertook two MSc’s – one in applied social research and one in criminology before going on to complete a PhD at The University of Stirling in 2011. I have completed a postgraduate certificate in teaching & learning in higher education and I am a recognised teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
My research interests include: workplace violence & aggression, the working conditions of nurses, the health and wellbeing of nursing workforce, and health reporting in the media. I have methodological expertise in qualitative methods, using a range of research designs including: thematic qualitative analysis secondary analysis of both qualitative data and media analysis.
Scottish Crucible Leadership and Development Programme Scottish Crucible
One of 30 future research leaders competitively selected three intensive two-day workshops
Divisional / Faculty Contribution
Year 3 Lead for BSc Nursing Programme Leadership role in the Faculty. I am the Year Lead for the 3rd year nursing students on the BSc nursing programmes.
Registered Nurse (adult) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Nursing and Midwifery Council
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy
Teacher (qualification) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Nursing and Midwifery Council Recordable qualification of Teacher with the NMC
My research interest include: working conditions of the nursing workforce; health and wellbeing of the nursing workforce; health reporting in the media; street-level bureaucracy; integrated health and social care and health policy.'
I have a keen interest in research methods and have methodological expertise in qualitative methods, using a range of research designs including: thematic qualitative analysis, secondary analysis of qualitative data and media analysis.
Paterson RE, Taggart L, Hoyle L & Brown M (2020) Characteristics of diabetes medication-taking in people with mild to moderate intellectual disability compared to those without: a mixed-methods study. Diabetic Medicine, 37 (12), pp. 2035-2043. https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.14365
Bak MAR, Hoyle LP, Mahoney C & Kyle RG (2020) Strategies to promote nurses' health: A qualitative study with student nurses. Nurse Education in Practice, 48, p. 102860. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102860
McCall V, Hoyle L, Gunasinghe S & O’Connor S (2020) A new era of social policy integration? Looking at the case of health, social care and housing. Journal of Social Policy. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0047279420000525
Murphy J, Ewing N, McCall V, Hoyle L, Gunasinghe N, O’Connor S & Eadie J (2019) Talking Technology Enabled Care - A personalised, visual digital platform to transform health, social care and housing services. Innovate UK. United Kingdom.
Murphy J, Ewing N, McCall V, Hoyle L, Gunasinghe NS, O’Connor S & Eadie J (2019) Talking technology enabled care - A personalised, visual, digital platform to transform health, social care and housing services. Innovate UK. https://www.talkingmats.com/projects/research/
Schneider A, Bak M, Mahoney C, Hoyle L, Kelly M, Atherton I & Kyle R (2019) Health-related behaviours of nurses and other healthcare professionals: a cross-sectional study using the Scottish health survey. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75 (6), pp. 1239-1251. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13926
Hoyle LP, Smith E, Mahoney C & Kyle RG (2018) Media depictions of "unacceptable" workplace violence towards nurses. Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, 19 (3-4), pp. 57-71. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527154418802488
Kyle RG, Wills J, Mahoney C, Hoyle L, Kelly M & Atherton IM (2017) Obesity prevalence among healthcare professionals in England: a cross-sectional study using the Health Survey for England. BMJ Open, 7 (12), Art. No.: e018498. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018498
Grant A & Hoyle L (2017) Print media representations of UK Accident and Emergency treatment targets: Winter 2014-2015. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26 (23-24), pp. 4425-4435. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13772
Hoyle LP, Kyle RG & Mahoney C (2017) Nurses' views on the impact of mass media on the public perception of nursing and nurse–service user interactions. Journal of Research in Nursing, 22 (8), pp. 586-596. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987117736363
Hoyle L, Brown M, Donaldson J & Karatzias T (2017) Invasive Clinical Intervention Education for Social Care Support Workers of Adults: A Review of the Current Literature. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 14 (3), pp. 240-250. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jppi.12211/full; https://doi.org/10.1111/jppi.12211
Brown M, Hoyle L & Karatzias T (2016) The experiences of family carers in the delivery of invasive clinical interventions for young people with complex intellectual disabilities: policy disconnect or policy opportunity?. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25 (3-4), pp. 534-542. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13090
Hoyle L & Grant A (2015) Treatment targets in emergency departments: nurses' views of how they affect clinical practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24 (15-16), pp. 2211-2218. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.12835
Hoyle L (2014) 'I mean, obviously you're using your discretion': Nurses Use of Discretion in Policy Implementation. Social Policy and Society, 13 (2), pp. 189-202. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1474746413000316
I have expertise in research-led teaching delivered across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at home and internationally, specifically around research methods/evidence-based practice, clinical skills (including CPR training), academic argument/writing, and health & social care integration.
Module Co-ordinator for SHSU007A
Alterations for Health and Implications for Nursing Practice
Module Co-Ordinator SHSU010 Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care