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, and in health and medical communications. Christine is also editor of Learning Disability Practice and a clinical editor who has specialised in nursing since 2002.

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.  

Annette DearmunAnnette Dearmun

Consultant editor

Nettie has been a children’s nurse for many years and, having trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, she became a ward sister at St Mary’s Hospital, London. Working at Oxford Brookes University exposed her to a research environment and she completed a doctorate into the experiences of children’s nurses who had completed degree programmes. In 2007, the Oxford Children’s Hospital was opened and Nettie was appointed the head of children’s nursing. A restructuring in the trust has enable her to broaden her role to head of nursing and clinical governance for the children’s and women’s division. She now has her own consultancy Fullflight Ltd.

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