Leigh O'Shea

School of Health and Social Care
 Leigh O'Shea
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1702 328362

  • Location

    GB.2.63, Southend Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Full-Time (Monday to Friday: 9.00-5.00)



Leigh has worked in Essex as a registered nurse for more than 30 years, and started working in general practice in 1997. In 2000 she accepted a part time post working in the training department at the South West Essex PCT and set up the first locally accredited health care assistant courses in general practice.Her teaching role has developed over time and in started working for the University of Essex in 2007. Leigh now works part time time as a lecturer and continues to work as a Nurse Practitioner in a local GP surgery one day a week.


  • MA Teaching and Learning, Health and Social Care Anglia Ruskin University,

  • BSc (hons) Community Specialist Practice General Practice Nursing Anglia Ruskin University,


Other academic

  • External Examiner, Liverpool St John Moores University (8/1/2018 - present)

  • External Examiner, St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust (1/7/2013 - 31/7/2016)

  • External Examiner, London South Bank University (1/9/2009 - 30/6/2013)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Practice Nursing,

Associate Practitioner role,

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Biopsychosocial Science (HS701)

  • Delivering Public Health (HS706)


Journal articles (6)

O'Shea, L., (2011). Differential diagnosis of chest pain. Practice Nurse. 40 (6), 13-18

O'Shea, L., (2010). Principles of the consultation and nurse assessment. Practice Nurse. 39 (3), 17-23

O'Shea, L., (2010). A practical guide to diagnosing asthma. Practice Nurse. 39 (7), 11-20

O'Shea, L., (2010). A practical guide to diagnosing type 2 diabetes. Practice Nurse. 39 (11), 12-18

O'Shea, L., (2009). Accredited training for Healthcare Assistants. Practice Nurse. 37 (6), 42-43

O'Shea, L., (2009). Community placements in nurse training. Practice Nurse. 37 (8), 39-40

+44 (0) 1702 328362


GB.2.63, Southend Campus

Academic support hours:

Full-Time (Monday to Friday: 9.00-5.00)