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 Head of nursing education, practice and research, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, London Deirdre O’Neill Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
Stephen Jones Professional lead – mental health, nursing department, Royal College of Nursing Ben Parkinson Lecturer of nursing, Glasgow Caledonian 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
Pras Ramluggun Senior lecturer/researcher, Oxford Brookes University
Marsha McAdam Service user representative Ben Thomas Professor of mental health nursing, London South Bank University; patient safety expert adviser – mental health, NHS Improvement
Joanne McDonnell Deputy director of nursing and governance, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Karen Wright


Professor of nursing and head of the school of nursing, University of Central Lancashire
Michael Nash

Assistant professor in psychiatric nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin

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