Our editors

Christine WalkerChristine Walker


Christine is the editor of Nursing Children and Young People and has also been managing editor at Nursing Standard. She originally trained as a journalist and has worked for a variety of publications. Christine is also editor of Learning Disability Practice and co-editor of Mental Health Practice, and a clinical editor specialising in nursing. Contact Christine if you would like to write an article Nursing Children and Young People or have an idea for an article that you would like us to follow up.

Email: chris.walker@rcni.com
Call: 020 8872 3154
Twitter: @RCNi_Christine

Doreen CrawfordDoreen Crawford

Consultant editor

Doreen trained as a state-registered nurse and then worked on a children’s ward, where she quickly realised that additional education and training were required to ensure that children and their families were cared for safely and satisfactorily. She undertook a registered sick children's nurse programme in 1985.  Her nursing degree was from King’s College, London and her postgraduate education qualifications and master’s degree were obtained from De Montfort University, Leicester. Doreen is passionate about the care of infants and children and their families, and has been privileged to work in a variety of clinical areas. At the Royal College of Nursing, Doreen has been active in the children and young people’s acute care forum and has represented the college on several occasions. She is now an independent nurse adviser with Crawford McKenzie.  

Carli Whittaker

Carli WhittakerConsultant editor

Carli Whittaker is 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.

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.

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