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:

Doreen Black Cultural ambassador, matron for oncology, haematology and specialist palliative care, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Violet Platt Director of nursing, WA Cancer and Palliative  Care Network, East Perth, Western Australia
Susanne Cruickshank Associate professor/director master’s in advancing practice programme, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, Stirling

Barry Quinn


Senior lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Natalie Doyle Nurse consultant, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London Rachel Taylor Director of the Centre for Nurse, Midwife and Allied Health Professional Led Research, National Institute for Health Research 70@70 senior nurse research leader, London
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


Ben Hood

Cancer Research UK senior nurse for Newcastle/ECMC Nurse Network Group

Lorraine Turner Advanced nurse practitioner in breast oncology/experimental cancer medicine, Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

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