Dr Sue Schutz


Senior Lecturer

Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery

Sue Schutz


I am a nurse by background and have worked largely in cancer nursing. I have worked at Oxford Brookes both as a Lecturer Practitioner and a Senior Lecturer. I teache on the Professional Doctorate in Nursing and Midwifery. I also supervises PhD and Professional Doctorate students.

I completed my doctorate with the University of Southampton with a thesis entitled: Beyond Reflection: A Study of Contemporary Nursing Practice. I am co-editor of Reflective Practice in Nursing published by Wiley Blackwell.

I am co-chair of OxPINTS (Oxford Philosophy Informing Nursing Theory) and a member of Phi Mu Chapter of Sigma.

Areas of expertise

  • Reflective practice in nursing
  • Research methods in nursing research
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Primary hypertension
  • Heart failure caregivers

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

Module Leader, Professional Doctorate in Nursing:

  • Concepts in Nursing Practice
  • Ethics and Research Proposal


I welcome enquiries from prospective candidate for a PhD or Professional Doctorate in Nursing and Midwifery.

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Julie Cooke Academic nurse educators’ experiences of preparing and supporting nursing students for clinical placements in nursing homes: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Active
Melanie Diggle Bereaved caregivers' experiences of end of life care for people with Advanced Heart Failure: An interpretative phenomenological analysis Active
Lian Lee Registered nurses' communication experiences in Robotic-Assisted Surgery Active
Lucy Speakman An exploration of the experiences of community respiratory nurses supporting patients who are breathless Active


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Phi Mu Chapter Sigma
  • Scientific Committee Sigma European Research Conference

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