Sue Shortland

Associate Professor – Primary Care

School of Health Sciences
0121 331 6157

Sue qualified as a registered nurse in 1984 and a registered midwife in 1986. Sue worked for over 20 years in general practice as a general practice nurse and then as an advanced nurse practitioner and non-medical prescriber. Sue joined Birmingham City University in 2008 as a Senior Lecturer on the MSc Advanced Practice Course whilst also maintaining a clinical role 2 days a week. Since 2015 Sue has developed and grown general practice nursing education at the university and is an advocate for the role and career development of general practice nurses. As an Associate Professor in Primary Care since 2018 Sue continues to grow educational opportunities for general practice nurses.

Sues research interests focus on primary care with a particular interest in mental health and eating disorders. Alongside clinical research Sue has undertaken research into the development of clinical academic posts for general practice nurses.

Sue is a Queens Nurse and has undertaken several external examiner roles. She supervises MSc and doctoral students and has been an external mid-term reviewer for a PhD student at Aarhus University Denmark. Sue also undertakes coaching for senior academics. 

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