Shaun Heath

Shaun Heath PgDip, BSc, PGCert

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Key details

Shaun Heath

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing


Shaun Heath joined the University of Greenwich as a part-time senior lecturer in adult nursing in May 2021.  Currently still working in Primary Care as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and a Clinical Director of the Primary Care Network he is an advocate for nursing development within this clinical field.  Through one of his past roles as a Practice Educator, Shaun has promoted and developed the Practice Assessor and Supervisor network in Primary Care across South East London imbedding the Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment in Primary Care and growing student nurse placements in General Practice.

Joining the University of Greenwich represents Shaun’s first committed role in Higher Education, he hopes to continue to promote Primary Care Nursing as a real career option within the nursing discipline.

Research / Scholarly interests

Shaun continues to promote the positive effects that student nurses have on the workforce and workforce development in Primary Care.  He is committed to developing and increasing student nurse placements through General Practice Networks.

Key funded projects

2020: Successful bid from Capital Nurse and Health Education England funds to develop the Practice Education Team across South East London creating a new role “Student Nurse Education Facilitator”.

2019: Capital Nurse funded project investigating how the Primary Care Networks can be utilised to place student nurses in Primary Care

Recent publications

Heath S, Wilcox R & Leonelli S (2021) Student nurses in the Primary Care Network: a pilot. Practice Nursing. Vol 32, No.3

Heath S (2019) “Let’s stop the poaching model” Practice Nursing. Vol 30 No.6

Heath S (2019) “Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment” Practice Nursing. Vol 30 No.10

Heath s (2019) “Is the Primary Care Network the answer to increase student nurse capacity in primary care?” Practice Nursing. Vol 30, No.12