Ms Louise Beesley

Senior Lecturer in Advanced Clincal Practice

Email address: Phone number: 01902 518859 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Hypertension Management


Following an undergraduate degree in Biological Science, Louise embarked on a Graduate Diploma in Adult Nursing at the University of Nottingham. Throughout her nursing career, she has worked in a variety of clinical areas such as Neurosciences and Intensive Care and then developed specialist interest in Hypertension management whilst working as a clinical nurse specialist.  During this role she had the opportunity to develop nurse led services within a large teaching hospital and partake in both academic and commercial research trials within the field of hypertension. Louise has been a member of the British Hypertension Society for over 15 years and was a committee member and former Chair of the Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Working Party. Following completion of a Masters in Advanced Practice (with Distinction), Louise embarked upon a new challenge as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner within a large general practice partnership in inner city Birmingham, developing generalist skills working at this advanced clinical level. Louise’s passion for education, culminated in her appointment as Senior Lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice at Wolverhampton University, where she is Course Leader for the MSc. Advanced Clinical Practice.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council - Expiry Date Feb 2018
  • Member British Hypertension Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • Post Graduate Certificate Professional Practice and Higher Education - University of Wolverhampton
  • Certificate in Diabetes Care - University of Warwick
  • Birmingham City University - MSc. Advanced Practice (Nursing)
  • Birmingham City University - Post Graduate Diploma Advanced Practice (Nursing)
  • Birmingham University - Management of Hypertension in Primary Care
  • Birmingham University - Management of Heart Failure in Primary Care
  • University of Central England - Independent Non-Medical Prescribing – V300
  • University of Glasgow - Developments in Cardiovascular Education – level 6 module
  • University of Central England - ENB 148 Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing
  • University of Central England - ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing in the Clinical Environment
  • University of Nottingham - Graduate Diploma in Nursing
  • University of Leicester - BSc. (Hons) Biological Science




Butt, T., Branch, R., Beesley, L., Martin, U. (2010) Managing hypertension in the very elderly: effect of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) on achieving targets. Journal of human hypertension 24(8):514-8. DOI: 10.1038/jhh.2009.116

Hodgkinson, J.A., Tucker, K., Martin, U., Beesley, L., McManus, R.M., “The Use of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement (ABPM)”. (2015) The British Journal of Hospital Medicine 76:696-702

Martin, U., Holder, R. Hodgkinson, J., McManus, R.(2013) Inter-arm blood pressure differences compared with ambulatory monitoring: a manifestation of the ‘white-coat’ effect? British Journal of General Practice; DOI: 10.3399/bjgp13X663055

Ring, C., France,C., al’Absi, M., Beesley, L., Edwards, L., McIntyre, D., Carroll,D., Martin,U. (2007) Effects of Opioid Blockade with Naltrexone and Distraction on Cold and Ischemic Pain in Hypertension. Journal of Behavioral Medicine vol30, Issue 1, pp59-68.


ABPM NICE Implementation (2011)

Co-Author and Presenter of :

ABPM DVD BHS (2012):

Conference Presentations


BHS Non Medical Prescribing Update

MSc. Management of Hypertension in Primary Care

University of Birmingham

February 2013


Lipid Unit University Hospital Llandough

10th Annual Conference


NICE Guidance on Hypertension

September, 2012


September 2011 – 2012: Member of the British Hypertension Society roll out programme for the 2011 Nice Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension in Primary Care


Previous professional experience

University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Senior \Staff Nurse Neurology
  • Senior Staff Nurse Intensive Care
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist in Hypertension  


Vitality Partnership

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner