Louise Barriball

LSBU’s new Dean for the School of Nursing and Midwifery is Professor Louise Barriball

09 February 2023

London South Bank University (LSBU) has appointed Professor Louise Barriball as its new Dean for the School of Nursing and Midwifery to lead over 150 staff to:

  • Deliver high quality healthcare courses for 3,000 students.
  • Work in close partnership with major hospitals and Trusts across London and the South-East giving LSBU students first-class work placements in world renowned institutions including Great Ormond Street Hospital and Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Enhance our excellent reputation for research that helps develop health and social care services and change lives. LSBU is known as one of London’s leading research centres for nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, public health and social care and have established research programmes with leading health and social care organisations in London, UK and internationally.

Professor Louise Barriball will start as LSBU’s new Dean for the School of Nursing and Midwifery on 27 March 2023. Professor Barriball:

  • Is a Registered Nurse (Adult) with a first degree in Social Anthropology and Public Policy & Administration, completing her PhD studies at King’s College London focusing on nurses’ views and experiences of continuing professional education. Louise has held several senior leadership roles, most recently at King’s College London as Vice Dean (Education) in the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care and as academic lead for student attainment/awards for the university.
  • Has published extensively on three interrelated areas often in collaboration with international partners: i) the nursing workforce: role development and job satisfaction; ii) the working lives of nurse teachers; and iii) the evaluation of education and the learning experience. Since 2020 an additional focus has been on the experiences of nurses and nursing leadership responses in the pandemic, including a Fulbright collaboration with Emory University.
  • Has collaborated nationally and internationally on research, institutional reviews and policy development initiatives and is currently a representative on the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Policy Group for the Council of Deans (Health).  This role builds on her work with the Athena Swan Charter and wider inclusion strategies to broaden and equalize access, impact and outcomes for students and staff across diverse learning and career trajectories.

Professor Warren Turner, Pro Vice Chancellor for LSBU’s Institute of Health and Social Care, said, “We are delighted that Professor Louise Barriball will be joining LSBU as our new Dean for the School of Nursing and Midwifery in March. Louise’s leadership will play a crucial part in our ambitious plans to develop LSBU’s Institute of Health and Social Care and use our first-class healthcare facilities to give our students the advanced skills to build successful nursing and midwifery careers.”

Professor Louise Barriball said, “I am delighted to be joining LSBU as their new Dean for the School of Nursing and Midwifery, in the university’s Institute of Health and Social Care and working with colleagues across the university to provide our students with the skills they need to build successful health careers. I am passionate about the contribution higher education makes to transforming lives for individuals, communities and society through education, research, service and partnership. I am very much looking forward to working collaboratively with colleagues, students and partners to continue to evolve the important work of LSBU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery School and the wider university.”