Our editorial advisory board

Members of the editorial advisory board provide guidance to the editorial team on existing and planned RCNi products, and suggest new initiatives

The expert panel also advises staff on potential contributors to our products. Members are appointed to the board and are not remunerated for their role but expenses are paid. The board meets around three times a year.

RCNi editorial advisory board

Alison Dinning (Chair) Institute Clinical Lead (Education and Development), Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Lorraine Hicking-Woodison Healthcare support worker adviser, Kent and Medway GP practices
Sandra Aitcheson Assistant Director Nursing Adult Services, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland Paul Jebb Associate director, nursing, experience & engagement, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Beverley Baker Matron, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham Professor Daniel Kelly RCN chair of nursing research, Cardiff University
Joanne Bosanquet Chief Executive, Foundation of Nursing Studies Group Captain Di Lamb Defence professor of nursing, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine
Professor James Buchan Visiting professor, University of Edinburgh Taurai (Tara) Matare Senior nurse/advanced nurse practitioner (ophthalmology), Barts Health NHS Trust
Professor Clare Cable Chief Executive and Nurse Director, Queen's Nursing Institute, Scotland Manyara Mushore Course director, BSc mental health nursing; senior lecturer, London South Bank University

David Clarke

Foundation professor of nursing, University of Leicester Liz Read Clinical ward manager, Bluebird House, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Reece Doonan Senior Research Nurse, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Yana Richens Deputy head of maternity services, Nursing Directorate, Professional midwifery advocate, NHS England

Professor Tonks Fawcett

Professor of student learning (nurse education), University of Edinburgh    

Evidence and practice advisory panel

The evidence and practice advisory panel are a respected group of experienced clinical and academic healthcare professionals from a wide range of general and specialist practice areas. They advise Nursing Standard on the current direction and development of evidence-based practice, the key areas that practice staff will find invaluable in delivering effective patient care and the overall quality of our material, including the rigorous review process.

Liz Allibone Head of clinical education and training, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London Karen Harrison Dening Head of research and publications, Admiral nursing, Dementia UK, England
Irene Anderson Principal lecturer and reader in learning and teaching in healthcare practice, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England Paula Mayo Lecturer in diabetes care, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, England
Vanessa Anthony Nursing student, University of Greenwich, England Rebecca Myatt Respiratory diagnostic clinical nurse specialist, Guy’s Hospital, London, England
Dr Freda Browne Lecturer/Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, University College Dublin, Ireland Christopher Nicholson Directorate manager, cardiology and respiratory directorates, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Chris Carter Nursing officer, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, Birmingham, England Anne Rowat Senior lecturer, Nursing and Health Care School, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Felicia Cox Senior nurse, pain management, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London, England Nikki Welyczko Associate professor and associate head of school, De Montfort University, Leicester, England
Fiona Fitch Nursing student, University of Suffolk, England Sam Willcocks Newly qualified nurse, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, England
William Gage Improvement programme manager – safety, Office of the Medical Director, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, England Kimberley Wright Nursing student, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland


Mark Haddad Senior lecturer in mental health and senior tutor for research, City University London, London, England