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Emma Johnston Smith

Nursing and Advanced Practice

Faculty of Health

Emma has worked at Liverpool John Moores University since 2019. After completing a BSc in Biological Science, Emma undertook an MSc Nursing and PGDip SCPHN (Health Visiting) here at the University. Prior to working at the University, Emma has worked as a Health Visitor across the North West, focusing on safeguarding children and leadership.

Emma is Cohort Leader for the March 2020 Nursing Cohort and Module Leader for a second year practice module, as well as supporting other modules across the TNA and BSc Nursing Programmes.

Emma is Programme Leader for MA Nursing Programmes; MA Nursing, MA Nursing Clinical Education, MA Nursing Clinical Leadership and MA Nursing Mental Health.

Research interests include teaching and learning, curriculum design, attachment informed education and resilience in student nurses.


Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MSc Nursing (Adult)
University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, BSc Biological Science

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present

Postgraduate training

PGDip SCPHN (Health Visiting), United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, ? - present

Journal article

Jones ID, Lane DA, Lotto R, Oxborough D, Neubeck L, Penson P, Johnston Smith E, Santos A, McGinn EE, Ajiboye A, Town N, Czanner G, Shaw A, El-Masr H, Lip GYH. 2024. Supermarket/Hypermarket Opportunistic Screening for Atrial Fibrillation (SHOPS-AF) using sensors embedded in the handles of supermarket trolleys: A feasibility study American Heart Journal, 271 :164-177 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Calow A, Morrell-Scott NE, Smith EJ. 2023. An overview of menopause, and why this should feature within pre-registration education British Journal of Nursing, 32 :334-340 DOI Publisher Url

Jones ID, Lane DA, Lotto RR, Oxborough D, Neubeck L, Penson PE, Czanner G, Shaw A, Johnston-Smith E, Santos A, McGinn EE, Ajiboye A, Town N, Lip GYH. 2022. Supermarket/Hypermarket Opportunistic Screening for Atrial Fibrillation (SHOPS-AF): A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study Protocol Journal of Personalized Medicine, 12 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Courtenay M, Castro-Sánchez E, Gallagher R, Gould D, Hawker C, Hennefer D, Liptrott C, Cooper D, Smith EJ, Craig R, Halewood-Muse G, Aires P, Hinkin J, Holmes A, Ness V, Merriman C, Whatley L, Beresford S, Bate J, Jones T, Morrow K, Evans P, McLeod S, Sevenoaks JC, Manning S, Cooper R, Whatley L, O'Reilly S, Ellis E, Nichols A, Fallon D, Okeah BO, Huws J, Hale A, Underhill L, Buckley A, Codona F, Turner J, Monks S. 2022. Delivery of antimicrobial stewardship competencies in UK pre-registration nurse education programmes: a national cross-sectional survey Journal of Hospital Infection, 121 :39-48 DOI Publisher Url

Research Grants Awarded:

Bristol Myers Squibb, SHOPS-AF, Professor Ian Jones; Robyn Lotto; Peter Penson; David Oxburgh, Grant value (£): 209,000, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2020