Our editorial advisory board

Mental Health Practice provides information that will enable readers, including students, to develop creative and evidence-based approaches to practice

To ensure that content continues to be of practical value to subscribers, the editor and consultant editor are advised by members of an editorial advisory board, who have a range of experience and who work in a variety of settings.

As well as contributing to the editorial development of Mental Health Practice, they also act as ambassadors for RCNi and promote their position on the editorial advisory board among colleagues and on public occasions.

The current board members are:

Russell Ashmore Senior lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University Acosia Nyanin Chief Nurse, NHS England and NHS Improvement South East, England
Catherine Gamble Programme Lead (Mental Health), RCN Institute Deirdre O’Neill Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
Stephen Jones Professional lead – mental health, nursing department, Royal College of Nursing Pras Ramluggun Senior lecturer/researcher, Oxford Brookes University
Rachel Luby RCNi Mental Health Nursing award winner
Senior nurse at the health-based place of safety and quality improvement project lead, East London NHS Foundation Trust
Joanne Schofield Director of nursing and quality, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Marsha McAdam Service user representative Ben Thomas Professor of mental health nursing, London South Bank University; patient safety expert adviser – mental health, NHS Improvement
Helena Ann Mitchell Mental health researcher/consultant Karen Wright Emeritus professor, University of Central Lancashire
Michael Nash Associate professor of mental health nursing, Trinity College Dublin



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