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.