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Ms Zoe Sheppard MSc, PGCE, QTS, BSc (Hons), RN

Teaching Fellow

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Zoe Sheppard is a Teaching Fellow in Education as well as a Senior Tutor within the Faculty of Medicine.

Zoe Sheppard is a Masters (MSc) qualified Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) and Qualified Teacher, with a long-held passion for education in the training and development of healthcare professionals. 

Qualifying from Kings College London University (KCL) in 1994, Zoe quickly specialised within HIV medicine.  Alongside, working as an ANP, she has been involved with national collaborative initiatives with the Department of Health, non-Governmental organisations and the pharmaceutical industry to increase HIV testing and improve the clinical education and competence of nurses’ practise.

Zoe’s key areas of interest are in the delivery of high-quality clinical education, promotion of research initiatives as well as medication adherence and treatment support.  In 2011, she won a Florence Nightingale scholarship to support her in the implementation of research in practice.

In 2014, Zoe left London and returned to Southampton.  At that time, she made the decision to utilise the educational experiences and skills she had acquired as a nurse, to undertake her PGCE and QTS, whilst continuing to practice as an ANP in Primary Care.   Completing her studies Zoe consolidated her pedagogical underpinnings working in mainstream education, prior to combining her two professions at University Hospital Southampton in the provision of clinical skills teaching, where she forged strong relationships with the Faculty of Medicine in the delivery and review of clinical skills to meet curriculum requirements.

Alongside, her professional roles, Zoe was the Honorary Secretary of the National HIV Nurses Association, responsible for coordinating their 4 national study days each year.  She travelled to China speaking to the Minister for Health and British Ambassador on the central role of the nurse in the provision of high-quality evidence-based HIV care; as well as visiting hospitals in the country to work alongside and provide educational support to the nurses working in HIV care.   

Zoe volunteers for the charity JustTRI which provides free annual educational workshops to nurses (paediatric and adult) working in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.  She is a mentor to nursing degree undergraduates at KCL and continues to practice as an ANP in the NHS.


PGCE with QTS, The University of Winchester, 2016

MSc Advanced Nursing Practice, Kings College London University, 2012

Independent Non-Medical Prescriber, 2009

BSc Hons Nursing, Kings College London University, 1994

Registered Nurse, 1994

Research interests

  • Clinical education and skills competence.
  • Medication adherence.
  • Educational assessment, programme development & consistency in programme delivery.
  • Teaching

Research group

Medical Education

Affiliate research group

Primary Care & Population Sciences

Faculty of Medicine

  • A teaching fellow in the delivery of medical education and clinical skills across the BM programmes.  
  • A Senior Tutor, responsible for the pastoral support to students undertaking the BM programmes.


  • I am an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and continue to work in the NHS.
  • Clinical Skills development and delivery to various healthcare professionals at both under- and post-graduate level
  • Mainstream education in delivery of National Curriculum
  • Facilitation and delivery of seminars, small group work and lectures
  • Delivery of e-learning modules
  • HIV module at level 5 and 6, Kings College London University
Ms Zoe Sheppard
Faculty of Medicine, Room AB215, Mailpoint 801, South Academic Block, University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD

Room Number : 85/4001

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