Dr Louise Bramley is the Head of Nursing and Midwifery Research at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH). She is a senior nurse with a wealth of clinical, research and leadership experience in acute care and healthcare of older people and currently combines research and practice at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH).
Louise received her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2016 and holds an honorary Associate Professor appointment at the University of Nottingham. Louise was recently recognised by the NIHR as one of their 70@70 Nursing Research Leaders and works closely in this role alongside the Research and Innovation Department at NUH. As Head of Nursing and Midwifery Research, Louise is responsible and is passionate about capacity and capability for front-line nurses and midwives to undertake primary research that improves patient outcomes. She is co-founder of the East Midlands Clinical Academic Practitioner Network and sits on a number of national and regional steering groups in relation to developing clinical academic roles for nurses, midwives and AHPs. She is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Research in Nursing.
As a senior nurse at NUH, Louise is also a key leader in the NUH Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence (Institute). Formed in 2017, the Institute hosts three programmes of work: Research and Innovation, Education and Workforce Development and the Excellence in Care programme office. These programmes of work take an innovative approach to working with nurses and midwives across NUH to improve patient outcomes and increase patient and staff satisfaction. They focus on talent management, celebrating success, research and innovation and leadership development. This programme of work has recently seen the NUH City Hospital campus become the first ANCC® Magnet Accredited hospital in the UK.