Our editorial advisory board

The Primary Health Care editorial advisory board (EAB) is a selected group of international nursing specialists chosen for their invaluable expertise and experience in community, primary care and public health

The EAB contributes to the editorial development of Primary Health Care, providing insight into what challenges nurses who work outside of hospital settings face and how to serve their needs through the journal.

Primary Health Care EAB members write for the journal on areas within their expertise, encourage authors to submit papers and review manuscripts submitted for publication. They are ambassadors for Primary Health Care and use their position to promote the journal among colleagues and on public occasions, providing feedback by seeking views on the journal from nurses and reporting to the editor on issues that could help with the journal’s image and development.

We are always seeking new EAB members. If you are keen to join the board please contact julie.sylvester@rcni.com or tweet @RCNi_Julie.

Lucy Archer Independent advanced nurse practitioner

Patricia Owen


Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University

Heather Bain

Head of academic programmes, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Maria Carmen Portillo Professor of long-term conditions, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton
Sue Campbell Lecturer, University of Glasgow Debbie Quinn Palliative care clinical nurse specialist – community, Cransley Hospice, Kettering
Helen Crowther Clinical nurse adviser, NHSX and practice supervisor, North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group Jane Scullion Respiratory nurse consultant, Leicester
Helen Donovan Professional lead for public health nursing, Royal College of Nursing Laura Serrant Professor of nursing in health and social care research, Sheffield Hallam University
Leah East Associate professor, University of New England, New South Wales, Australia Emma Vincent

COPD nurse specialist, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester

Sandra Grieve Independent travel health adviser Jason Warriner Clinical services director, The Sussex Beacon, Brighton

Sonia Hall


Nurse practitioner and clinical manager, London

Lee Yarwood-Ross Lecturer in Nursing, University of Wolverhampton
Sue Hill Workforce transformation lead, Health Education England Kathryn Yates Director of primary care nursing transformation, Londonwide Local Medical Committees
Kate Lopez Relationships manager, The Health Roundtable Limited, New Zealand