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 for 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

Mark WhitingMark Whiting

Consultant editor

Mark Whiting is a nurse consultant in children’s specialist services for Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. He also holds the post of visiting professor of community children’s nursing at the University of Hertfordshire.  
Mark has worked for 38 years in the field of community children’s nursing (CCN), as a clinical nurse, service manager, researcher and lecturer. He has a long history of publishing related to his work in the field dating back to his first publication in 1985 in sister journal Nursing Standard which was about building a nationwide community paediatric nursing service. This article, he says, was perhaps somewhat ambitious at a time when there were only 21 CCN teams in the whole of the UK employing a total of just 45 nurses. However, there are now about 3,000 CCNs working in more than 200 teams across the UK. 

Mark’s most recent publication summarises the findings of a small research study focused on the experience of nurses undertaking post-registration community children’s nursing education programmes at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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