Louise Misselke

Personal details

Contact details:


+44 (0)1481 737500


+44 (0)1481 746730


lm446@exeter.ac.uk; louisem@gcfe.net




LSIS : Aspiring Principals and Senior Leaders Programme


University Of Southampton

Cert Ed


Univeristy of London, Kings College

MSc Health Education 


Univeristy of Hertfordshire

BA Health Studies 



Registered General Nurse Training 


Professional/research experience


I started my career as a registered nurse, working in a number of different roles. I went on to work in the public health department of a large health authority in England where my interest in research really started.  I developed a number or research-based health improvement projects, one of which won an NHS Beacon Award. I have spoken at a number of Health related conferences, 4th World Conference on Injury Prevention, and the 1993 Health Promoting Hospital Conference. I started to grow more interested in training and teaching, as a result, my career headed in a different direction. Studying part-time for both a BSc in Health Studies – University of Hertfordshire, then going on to an MSc Health Education – Kings College London. I started teaching in the life long learning sector and found I enjoyed that as much as working in the health sector.  I gained a Certificate in Education with Southampton University. I have been working in general further education (Vocational Education) for almost 15 years. I also gained a pass with LSIS on the Aspiring Principals and Senior Leaders Programme. My teaching has been within the field of Health and more recently in teacher education. I am now working in a general further education College on the small island of Guernsey.


I am a senior leader in the organization and one of my key responsibilities is supporting and developing professional development. I am now studying an EdD part time at the University of Exeter. My particular interest is in exploring professional practice relating to Further Education or Vocational learning settings. I want to explore what aspects of Continuing Professional Development and professional support enhance the development of vocational pedagogy. I have instigated the use of professional learning communities in my own organization and am currently exploring the impact on practice and learner outcomes of this initiative.



CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications





I am a member of the following special interest groups 

Educational Effectiveness and Improvement

Educational Leadership

Educational Research and Educational Policy-Making

Educational technology

Post-compulsory and Lifelong Learning

Practitioner Research

Research Methodology in Education