Sue Robinson

Sue Robinson RGN, DN, MSc, PGCHE

Senior Lecturer, Adult Care

Sue Robinson is a Senior Lecturer of Adult Care in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Greenwich.

After initial qualification as a registered nurse and a year's general surgical and orthopedic experience, Sue moved into Community Nursing qualifying as a District Nurse in 1989.

Her career progressed within this field securing posts as a qualified District Nurse; District Nurse Manager and then Practice Educator/Placement Facilitator for pre-registration and post-registration students with two large South London integrated Trusts before commencing at the University of Greenwich in 2015.

Sue's interests are predominantly Community Nursing and she is currently working with the programme leader on the Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) BSc Hons course. Sue leads on two courses in this programme, Developing Leadership skills for District Nursing Practice, and Physical Assessment Skills for District Nurse Specialist Practitioners.

Sue is lecturer on both pre-registration and post-registration nursing courses, drawing on her extensive experience in District Nursing to teach a breadth of clinical skill such as: venipuncture, cannulation, manual handling, resus, IV therapy, wound care (including doppler and compression bandaging), and pressure ulcer management.

She is a qualified Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber (V150) and shares this experience to support teaching on the Prescribing from the Nurse Prescribers Formulary (V150) course. 

Sue completed an MSc Learning & Teaching for Professional Practice, at Surrey University in 2011. Her thesis on preceptorship, won the 2011 University of Surrey Professor Rosemary Pope Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to Nursing Practice.

Sue intends to commence an educational doctorate in 2016.

Posts held previously:

  • 2004-15, Practice Educator / Placement Facilitator, Croydon Health Services, Royal Marsden NHS Trust
  • 2000-04, District Nurse Sister, Croydon Health Services
  • 1997-2000, Primary Care Multi-Professional Nurse Manager, Croydon Health Services
  • 1989-97, District Nurse Sister, Croydon Health Services

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer in Adult Care, Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science
  • Course Leader on Developing Leadership Skills for District Nursing Practice, and Physical Assessment Skills for District Nurse Specialist Practitioners
  • Lecturer on Prescribing from the Nurse prescribers formulary
  • Lecturer on the Mentors Preparation course
  • Clinical Skills tutor and support for pre-registration and post-registration nursing students
  • Link tutor


  • Active member of the Association of District Nurse Educators (ADNE)

Research / Scholarly interests

Sue's research interests are in the area of preceptorship and its effectiveness in the retention of newly qualified nurses and provision of effective mentorship and support for Pre and Post-registration nursing students.