Our editors

Daniel Allen

Daniel AllenEditor (maternity cover)

Daniel is a former mental health nurse whose first role in journalism was at Nursing Standard. He has since worked for a number of magazines, newspapers and websites, specialising mainly in health and social care. He is a former communications manager for the RCN and as a freelance writer and editor has worked with numerous organisations including NHS Education Scotland, the CPHVA and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. For ten years he wrote a weekly column for Nursing Standard called 'Standard Life'.

Email: daniel.allen@rcni.com
Call: +44(0)208 872 3145
Twitter: @DanJQAllen


Jennifer Sprinks

Editor (on maternity leave)

Jennifer has worked as a journalist for more than 15 years for a range of national and trade titles, including The Independent, The Guardian and the Local Government Chronicle. She joined RCNi more than seven years ago as a news reporter for Nursing Standard magazine.

Before taking up this post, she worked as a freelance journalist and communications consultant. She was also the media manager for the think tank, the Local Government Information Unit. Jennifer has a wealth of experience in news and feature writing, editing, press release writing and creating communications strategies. She is also experienced in events management, public speaking and conducting research for organisations.

She has a bachelor of science degree in European Union studies from Cardiff University and a master of science degree in Development Studies from London South Bank University, as well as a London School of Communications postgraduate qualification in periodical journalism. She speaks French, Spanish and Japanese and enjoys dance, reading, travel and music.

Email: jennifer.sprinks@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3149
Twitter: @RCNi_Sprinks


Carole FarrellCarole Farrell

Consultant editor of Cancer Nursing Practice

Carole is a lecturer in clinical practice at the University of Bolton. She previously held the post of research fellow at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, and worked within the Christie Patient Centred Research (CPCR) group. Carole was also honorary lecturer / teaching fellow in nursing at the University of Manchester. Her doctorate focused on oncology specialist nurses’ roles and nurse-led clinics, including an ethnographic study of nurse-led chemotherapy clinics. She is the lead for research on older people with cancer; recent studies include a longitudinal study to understand the effect of chemotherapy on patients over 65 years, and a qualitative study focusing on information needs and decision making for patients with cancer and dementia. Current research includes developing a patient-reported experience measure for people with secondary breast cancer.

Carole has almost 30 years’ clinical experience as an oncology nurse. Previous roles include clinical nurse specialist and advanced nurse practitioner. She has more than 60 publications, including a book on Advanced Nursing Practice and Nurse-led Clinics in Oncology, which was published in September 2015.


Duncan Tyler

Technical production editor
Email: duncan.tyler@rcni.com

Michael Watson

Copy editor
Email: michael.watson@rcni.com


Helen Hyland

Administration manager
Tel: +44(0)208 872 3138
Email: helen.hyland@rcni.com

Sandra Lynch

Administration assistant

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