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Nursing Children and Young People appoints Carli Whittaker as consultant editor

Children’s intensive care nurse specialist will now share the role of consultant editor with Doreen Crawford
Carli Whittaker, new consultant editor of Nursing Children and Young People

Children’s intensive care nurse specialist Carli Whittaker will share the role of consultant editor of Nursing Children and Young People with Doreen Crawford

Carli Whittaker has been appointed as consultant editor of Nursing Children and Young People.

She takes over from Annette Dearmun, who has retired, and will share the role with Doreen Crawford, nurse adviser with consultancy Crawford McKenzie.

Ms Whittaker is director of clinical skills in the school of health science at the University of Nottingham and also works part-time as a sister on paediatric critical care (PICU) at Nottingham Childrens Hospital (NCH). Previously, she was critical care educator at NCH for 11 years.

Children’s intensive care nurse specialist Carli Whittaker will share the role of consultant editor of Nursing Children and Young People with Doreen Crawford


Carli Whittaker

Carli Whittaker has been appointed as consultant editor of Nursing Children and Young People.

She takes over from Annette Dearmun, who has retired, and will share the role with Doreen Crawford, nurse adviser with consultancy Crawford McKenzie.

Ms Whittaker is director of clinical skills in the school of health science at the University of Nottingham and also works part-time as a sister on paediatric critical care (PICU) at Nottingham Childrens Hospital (NCH). Previously, she was critical care educator at NCH for 11 years.

Having completed her nursing degree in Australia, Ms Whittaker gained extensive international clinical experience in a variety of fields before finding her passion in PICU. Her interests include paediatric intensive care; renal replacement therapies; neuro trauma; and education and simulation.

‘Amazing opportunity’

She said: ‘Joining Nursing Children and Young People is an amazing opportunity. It is a great journal, encompassing a wide array of topics for children’s nurses. I look forward to contributing to its future development.'

Among her other activities Ms Whittaker is vice-president of the Paediatric Critical Care Society involved in critical care education external quality assurance; the National Organ Donation Committee Paediatric and Neonatal Sub-group; the UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance; and the Critical Care Leadership Forum.

Ms Whittaker completed her MSc in advanced nursing in 2012. She is also a member of the University of Nottingham's Children and Young People’s Health Research team.


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