Dr Louise Hoyle


Health Sciences Stirling Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport University of Stirling E17 Pathfoot Building Stirling FK9 4LA

Dr Louise Hoyle

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About me

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.

Professional membership

Registered Nurse (adult) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Nursing and Midwifery Council

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Higher Education Academy

Professional qualification

Teacher (qualification) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Recordable qualification of Teacher with the NMC