Nick has worked as a journalist specialising in the field of healthcare for more than 20 years. He joined what is now RCNi in 1998, as a member of the news team for Nursing Standard. He became editor of Nursing Management journal in 2002. Nick is also editor of Mental Health Practice.
Barry has worked for more than 33 years in healthcare, in hospitals and hospices and in the community sector in England and Ireland, and is a senior lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast. Much of his work has been in senior leadership and management roles in the UK but also at a European level, his teaching commitments include preparing nurses for leadership and management roles.
Barry holds a master's degree in health science from the University of Manchester and a postgraduate teaching certificate from the University of West London and has completed a doctorate at King's College London. He has completed the senior leadership programme through the King's Fund and undertaken a Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care fellowship.
Alongside his clinical and teaching commitments, Barry is an invited speaker at international conferences and has published on a wide range of healthcare issues through peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He is particularly interested in leadership, new models of integrated care and a more person-centred approach to care and treatment. He has delivered workshops to multiprofessional teams, exploring resilience and the emotional impact of working in healthcare. His doctoral thesis explored the importance of engaging with the personal story of living with advanced illness.
Barry has been a consultant editor and editorial board member for a number of journals including Nursing Management and Cancer Nursing Practice for many years and continues to review articles for international journals. He currently chairs a number of expert groups, including the United Kingdom Oral Management in Cancer Group, the European Oral Care in Cancer Group and Managing Advanced Cancer Pain Together, and is a nursing ambassador for the Eurasian Haematology Oncology Society.
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