Miss Louise Barrett


Since qualifying as a Children's Nurse in 2011, I have worked clinically and managerially, in a range of settings.  My background is predominantly within Children's Emergency care, but I  am also a qualified paediatric non-medical prescriber and a SCHPN Health Visitor.  My range of clinical experience includes; working as a Senior Sister of the Paediatric Emergency department, School Nursing at the prestigious Royal Ballet School with elite performers and providing HDU and palliative Home care within the community.  Most recently I have been employed as a Clinical Site Manager, covering all aspects of hospital management of both adult and paediatric wards within operations management capacity.  

I am extremely passionate about high quality nursing care, which was shown in the below awards:

(2015) Finalist within the Nursing Standard Patient Choice awards for my work in supporting a patient within A&E.

(2021) Winner - Kingston University Student Union award for "most engaging personal tutor"

(2022) Winner - Pulse "putting patients first in nursing" national award

In order to share my passion and enthusiasm to future nurses I have joined the Kingston University team as a lecturer in Children's Nursing. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer Children's Nursing


  • • Msc Healthcare Practice (2024)
  • • PG Cert V300 Nurse prescribing
  • • BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor
  • • DipHE Children's Nursing

Teaching and learning

Community and Public Health for Children 

Undergraduate courses taught


My area of research interest is within nursing students with neuro-diverse needs (ASD/ADHD) and inclusive practice.