Ms Susan Heatley

School: Nursing

Job Title: Lecturer


Phone: 07880 786775 or 020 8725 2285

Location: St Georges Campus, Hunter Wing, 6th Floor, St Georges, University of London, SW17 0RE


Sue qualified as a nurse in 1978, completed cardio-thoracic post-qualifying experience and then trained as a midwife in 1982. She moved from hospital-based care to a community midwifery post and completed the Advanced Diploma in Midwifery in 1987. In 1989 she moved into education, completing an MA in education in 2001.

Sue's primary interests are work-based learning, mentorship and a passion for ethics and law. She teaches across most healthcare programmes from the foundation degree to MSc level. Her main area of practice is midwifery and her main teaching subject areas include portfolio development, reflective practice and study skills for pre- and post-registration students.

She holds a number of lead roles in the School of Nursing including Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) advisor and admissions tutor for the Diploma/BSc (Hons) Health Care Practice, and module leader for Work-Based Learning, Developing Professional Practice, Mentorship and Ethics. She also supervises a number of masters students.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MA, Education
  • PgDip, Advanced Midwifery Practice
  • ENB (Supervisors of Midwives)
  • PgDip, Healthcare Ethics
  • PgCert, Education of Adults
  • Advanced Diploma in Midwifery
  • Midwifery Training, Registered Midwife
  • JBCNS 249 (Cardio-Thoracic Nursing) Certificate
  • Registered Nurse Training
  • Registered Midwife
  • Registered Nurse

Professional experience

  • 2013 - present
  • 1996 - present
    Senior Lecturer / Principal Lecturer AP(E)L Advisor / Co-ordinator & Admissions Tutor, Continuing Professional Development Applications Department,
  • 2002 - 2003
    Member of Work Based Learning group - Kingston University,
  • 1995 - 2002
    Supervisor of Midwives, London Supervising Authority,
  • 2001 - 2001
    Principal Lecturer, Pedagogical excellence, Kingston University,
  • 1990 - 1996
    Senior Lecturer, Midwifery, Kingston University and St George's University, London,
  • 1981 - 1990
    Midwifery Practice from Student Midwife, Staff Midwife, Midwifery Sister, Community Midwife, Kingston Hospital Maternity Unit,
  • 1980 - 1981
    Staff Nurse, Brompton Hospital,
  • 1978 - 1980
    Staff Nurse, Kingston Hospital,


Number of items: 3.


Heatley, Susan, Allibone, Lorraine, Ooms, Ann, Burke, Linda and Akroyd, Karen (2011) Providing writing and language support for students who have English as a second language a pilot study. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 63(1), pp. 101-114. ISSN (print) 1363-6820

Fergy, Sue, Heatley, Sue, Morgan, Graham and Hodgson, David (2008) The impact of pre-entry study skills training programmes on students' first year experience in health and social care programmes. Nurse Education in Practice, 8(1), pp. 20-30. ISSN (print) 1471-5953

Conference or Workshop Item

Heatley, Sue, Newcombe, Paul, Ooms, Ann, Menzies-Gow, Emma and Marks-Maran, Diane (2013) Students’ experiences of undertaking a work-based learning module as part of a Diploma/BSc (Hons) in healthcare practice 2009-2011. In: NET2013: 24th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference; 03-05 Sep 2013, Cambridge, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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