Dr Susie Pearce

Dr Susie Pearce

Associate Professor in Clinical Nursing


ICU nursing, Qualitive research, End-of-life care.


Susie is an Associate Professor (Research) in Nursing at the University of Plymouth and Co-Director of the Torbay and South Devon Clinical School which is part of the SW Regional Clinical Academic School.

Foremost she is a qualitative researcher with specific interests in innovative methods, patient and professional experience, the understanding and development of cultures of compassionate, effective and safe care. She is involved in developing nurse-led research both in practice and the university, linking research education and practice and supervises MSc Dissertations and Doctoral Students, teaching on methods, practice and End-of-life.

Areas of current research include the developing and supporting of nursing and a multi -disciplinary workforce, developing models for safe ICU nursing care and supporting complex communication at the end of life.

Susie spends time each week at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust as a Clinical Academic, supporting Nurses, Midwives and AHPS in their clinical academic career, from interns to post docs, working with the Chief Nurse, Associate Systems Directors, Director of Research and Development in developing nursing strategy, workforce, research, innovation and development in practice.