Ms Penny Smith

School: Nursing

Job Title: Senior Lecturer, Learning Disability Nursing


Phone: 07768 145608 or 020 8417 5702

Location: Kingston Hill Campus, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7LB


Penny has been working full time as a Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing since 2006 having worked part-time as an Honorary Lecturer before taking up the post. Prior to this, she worked as a Community Learning Disability Nurse for eighteen years, then a Clinical Placements Facilitator before joining academia.

Her professional interests lie in working with people who have Autistic Spectrum Disorders and working with service users to enhance the student experience.

She has co-authored a chapter in a book and has had an article accepted for publication in 2015 in Nurse Education in Practice 'Active Involvement of Learning Disabilities Service Users in the Development and Delivery of a Teaching Session to Pre-registration Nurses: Students' Perspectives'.

Penny has been involved in developing the process, vetting and supporting nursing students to undertake an International and National Learning Opportunity (INLO).

In 2016 Penny was chosen as one of six volunteer staff accompanying KU student volunteers on the Kingston-Lebara Foundation project. The project involved developing activities with the students to undertake with children and mothers in slums and a hospital in southern India

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MSc, Teaching and Learning (Post compulsory education)
  • Community Practitioner Teacher, (Learning disability nursing)
  • Dip Community Nursing, (Mental Handicap)
  • RNMH,
  • BSc(Hons), Social Sciences

Professional registration and membership

  • Fellow, The Higher Education Academy

Research interests

Service user involvement in nurse education: students' and service users' experiences.


Number of items: 2.


Smith, Penny, Ooms, Ann and Marks-Maran, Di (2016) Active involvement of learning disabilities service users in the development and delivery of a teaching session to pre-registration nurses: Students’ perspectives. Nurse Education in Practice, 16(1), pp. 111-118. ISSN (print) 1471-5953

Book Section

Davenport, Maggie, Brady, Mary, Smith, Penny and Keen, Martyn (2012) Choosing the right field of nursing. In: Elcock, Karen, (ed.) Getting into nursing. London, U.K. : Sage. pp. 48-60. (Transforming Nursing Practice) ISBN 9780857258953

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