Our editorial advisory board

Cancer Nursing Practice’s editorial advisory board comprises nurses with a diverse range of skills in cancer care and varying specialisms covering cancer research, education and practice

The board advises the editor on content, direction, potential new authors or reviewers and also offers support by writing for the journal or helping shape our events, including the annual Cancer Nursing Practice conference. Board members help to ensure the journal is relevant to the work cancer nurses do and informs them in their roles.

The Cancer Nursing Practice editorial advisory board consists of the following members:

Carole Farrell Consultant editor for Cancer Nursing Practice and lecturer in clinical (advanced) practice at the University of Bolton Ben Hood Cancer Research UK senior nurse for Newcastle/ECMC Nurse Network Group
Doreen Black Cultural Ambassador, matron for oncology, haematology and specialist palliative care at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Violet Platt


Director of nursing, WA Cancer and Palliative  Care Network, East Perth, Western Australia

Susanne Cruickshank Associate Professor, Cancer Nursing, Director Masters in Advancing Practice Programme, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, Stirling Dr Barry Quinn Senior lecturer, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Natalie Doyle Nurse consultant, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London Lorraine Turner Advanced nurse practitioner in breast oncology/experimental cancer medicine, Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

Paz Fernandez-Ortega

Nursing research co-ordinator, Institut Catalá D’Oncologia, Hospital Duran i Reynals, Barcelona, Spain

Dr Elaine Tomlins Nurse consultant, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

To find out more about joining the board, please contact the editor at kat.keogh@rcni.com.