Our editors

Flavia MunnFlavia Munn

Nursing Standard Editor

Flavia has more than 15 years' experience as a health journalist, writing for newspapers and specialist publications aimed at the public, patients, nurses and doctors.

Flavia is responsible for overseeing all the editorial content published daily on the Nursing Standard website and app, and its curation into our monthly print journal.

An award-winning journalist, she was twice a judge on the prestigious Women in the City awards (healthcare category) and enjoys meeting and networking with frontline NHS staff and health leaders. She would love to hear from you on any of the ways below.

Email: flavia.munn@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3181
Twitter: @NSeditor

Sarah Lydall

Head of audience engagement

Sarah joined Nursing Standard in 2002 as a news reporter. Since then she has held a variety of roles including news editor and deputy editor. In July 2018, Sarah was appointed head of audience engagement. She is in charge of the social media output for Nursing Standard and helps determine what nurses want to read most through the use of data.

Email: sarah.lydall@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3144
Twitter: @SarahLydall

Elaine ColeElaine Cole

Editor RCNi projects

Email: elaine.cole@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3110
Twitter: @prideinnursing


Evidence and Practice team

Dr Richard Hatchett

Senior nurse editor, Nursing Standard

Richard is a registered nurse who specialised in intensive care and cardiac nursing and is now currently a ​visiting professor at the University of Surrey. He was one of a small group of nurses involved in setting up and opening, in 1998, the Heart Hospital, now University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street, London. He has had a long career in higher education as a principal lecturer before working as the deputy head of school at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, and head of education and standards at the Nursing and Midwifery Council. He has published widely and edited two editions of Cardiac Nursing: A Comprehensive Guide, with David Thompson, and Nurse-led Clinics: Practice Issues. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing and a doctorate in social history. He recently qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor.

Email: richard.hatchett@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3413
Twitter: @RCNi_Richard

Tanya Fernandes

Evidence and practice editor

Tanya has worked in healthcare publishing for over 14 years, commissioning, editing and publishing high-quality clinical and educational content aimed at promoting lifelong learning, professional development, excellence in care and improved patient outcomes.

Tanya is responsible for the peer-reviewed content published on the Nursing Standard website and in our monthly print edition. She is interested to hear from authors considering writing clinical and continuing professional development articles. For advice on how to contribute to the evidence and practice section of Nursing Standard, please email Tanya.

Email: tanya.fernandes@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3164

Alex Bainbridge

Senior clinical editor

Alex worked as a mental health nurse before joining RCNi in 2015. She is passionate about publishing high-quality clinical articles that nurses can use to support their practice and continuing professional development.

She would love to hear from you.

Email: alex.bainbridge@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3143
Twitter: @rcni_alex

Jason Beckford Ball

Senior clinical editor

Jason has extensive experience in healthcare journalism, having worked on various magazines and journals over the past 20 years. He was previously a mental health nurse.

Jason is a member of the clinical team responsible for the evidence and practice section of Nursing Standard.

Email: jason.beckford@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3158
Twitter: @rcni_jason

Anne-Claire Bouzanne

Senior clinical editor

Anne-Claire worked as a sub editor and editor for a range of media outlets in France before moving to the UK in 2007, where she specialised in editing healthcare, medical and nursing content. She joined the evidence and practice team at RCNi in 2019 and is passionate about providing nurses with high-quality clinical content that meets their practice and continuing professional development needs.

Email: anne-claire.bouzanne@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3406
Twitter: @rcni_anneclaire

Ruth Williams, senior clinical editorRuth Williams

Senior clinical editor

Ruth worked as a registered general nurse until 1997 when she started working for Nursing Standard, first as an assistant clinical editor then as the opinion editor. She continued to work for RCNi journals and other publications as a freelance editor from 2003 until 2021, when she returned to RCNi as a permanent member of the evidence and practice team. She is committed to publishing high-quality clinical articles that nurses can use to support their practice and continuing professional development.

Email: ruth.williams@rcni.com
Tel: +442088723100
Twitter: @Ruth_Williams_

News and views team

Stephanie Jones-BerryStephanie Jones-Berry

Features editor

Stephanie has more than a decade’s experience as a health journalist, writing for newspapers and specialist publications. She has also worked for titles such as USA Today, Washington Times, and the Observer Magazine. She has twice been ‘highly commended’ by the Medical Journalists’ Association Awards and recently rejoined Nursing Standard as features editor.

Email: stephanie.berry@rcni.com
Tel: +44 (0)191 903 0942
Twitter: @StephJonesBerry

Clare-LomasClare Lomas

Career development editor

A former nurse, Clare joined Nursing Standard in 2011 as the opinion editor. After qualifying in 1998 she specialised in cardiac nursing and thrombosis research, and also has a degree in sociology and social psychology. Clare is responsible for the careers content of all RCNi journals and also heads up our student product, NS Student. She is always keen to hear from new authors, both nursing students and registered nurses, so please do get in touch with your ideas.

Email: clare.lomas@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3161
Twitter: @RCNi_clarelomas

Digital team

Amanda Carter

Head of digital publishing

Amanda has worked in digital media for more than 15 years. At RCNi she oversees all our digital content and looks for opportunities to enhance, improve, or expand our digital portfolio.

Email: amanda.carter@rcni.com

Rachael Hannan

Digital operations manager

Rachael is digital operation manager at RCNi and currently works on a range of RCNi's digital products. She joined the company permanently in August 2016, having worked as freelancer for a short stint in 2010, then again in 2013-2016, so she has witnessed the digital side of the company grow exponentially into what it is today.

With over two decades of digital experience, she is a solution-orientated, creative content specialist with strong UX, analytics and project management skills, who keeps her eye firmly on the bigger picture in order to achieve strategic business goals.

Email: rachael.hannan@rcni.com

Gurvinder Kaur Sondh

Digital Content Specialist

Gurvinder is a digital content specialist at RCNi. She joined RCNi in October 2018, with more than 10 years’ experience in digital marketing.

Gurvinder is responsible for scheduling evidence and practice articles online, ensuring a good flow of fresh content is available for the end-user. She also maintains and updates the nurse awards site, as well as the student section of the RCNi website. 

Gurvinder previously worked for a health nutrition company. She enjoys playing table football and is an avid follower of the Indian national cricket team.

Email: gurvinder.sondh@rcni.com

Production and Design team

Julie Hickey

Editorial production manager 

Anita Kowalczyk

Editorial production administrator 

Kathryn Hogan

Senior sub editor 

Bernie Deehan

Sub editor 

Joyce McKimm

Sub editor 

Fatima Hasan

Sub editor

Michael Watson

Copy editor 

Duncan Tyler

Technical production editor 

Philip Brecht

Art and design manager

Sujata Aurora


Helen Jones

Picture editor 

Annette Taylor-Anderson

Art and design assistant