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Editor-in-Chief - Sue Woodward

Sue WoodwardSue Woodward has worked within the field of neurosciences nursing almost exclusively since she qualified in 1988. Having trained at Charing Cross Hospital, her first staff nurse post was in the regional neurology unit there. After a brief sojourn to a general surgery ward she returned to the specialist field she loves and completed the ENB 148 course. From there she moved to a senior staff nurse post in neurology at Guy's Hospital and then to a sister's post in neurology at the Brook Hospital. She transferred with the service to King's College Hospital in 1995 and in 1996 successfully completed a Masters degree in clinical neuroscience from the University of Surrey. Following this she was appointed to a lecturer/practitioner post in neurosciences jointly between King's College Hospital and King's College London. This gave Sue the opportunity to combine her neuroscience nursing practice with another interest: education. During the first year of this post she developed the ENB 148 course that was delivered in the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London, and was the course leader until September 2005.

Sue became a full-time lecturer at King's College London in 1999 and is currently programme leader for critical care post-registration education. She has completed a four-year term as head of department for specialist and palliative care and is currently completing her PhD studies. More recently Sue has developed a MSc pathway in Advanced Practice - Neuroscience Care within the School. In 2009 Sue edited the Oxford Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing with BJNN board member Cath Waterhouse and another major new neuroscience nursing textbook, "Neuroscience Nursing - Evidence-based Practice" that Sue has edited with another BJNN board member, Ann-Marie Mestecky, is due for publication at the end of 2010.

Sue has particular interests and expertise in continence nursing within neurosciences, complementary therapies (having qualified as a reflexologist in 2003) and neurological assessment. She has been co-opted onto the Royal College of Nursing Neurosciences Forum committee and has been Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing since its inception in April 2005.


Editor - Craig Nicholson


Editorial board

Aimee Aubeeluck - Registered Practitioner Psychologist (HPC), Pathway Lead: Graduate Entry Nursing, University of Nottingham

Mark Baker - Honorary International Fellow in Nursing in Complex Neurological Disabilities, Institute of Neuropalliative Rehabilitation, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London

Noreen Barker - MS Specialist Nurse, Hertfordshire Neurological Service, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Mary Braine - Lecturer, School of Nursing, University of Salford, and National Lead, Neuroscience Nursing Benchmarking Group (NNBG)

Chris Brunker - Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neurosciences, St George's Hospital, Tooting, London

Maureen Coggrave - Nursing Research Fellow, National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury

Neal Cook - Specialist Practitioner in Critical Care (Neurosurgery), University of Ulster, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Jane Dundas - Senior Lecturer, Clinical Leadership and Management, Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Maria Fitzpatrick - Consultant Nurse Stroke Management, King's College Hospital, London

Karen Harrison-Dening - National Lead Practice Development, Admiral Nurse, Dementia IK

Daiga Heisters - National Education Advisor, Parkinson's UK

Stuart Hibbins - Senior Lecturer, London South Bank University

Anne McLeod - Lecturer in Critical Care, St Bartholomews School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London

Siobhan McLernon - Senior Lecturer (neurosciences), London South Bank University

Ann-Marie Mestecky - Lecturer, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London

Vicky Myson - Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist in Epilepsy, Welsh Epilepsy Centre, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Mary O'Brien - Senior Lecturer, Evidence-based Practice Research Centre (EPRC), Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk

Anne Preece - PProfessional Development Nurse, Neurocritical Care Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust; President, British Association of Neuroscience Nurses (BANN)

Cathy Queally - Epilepsy Clinical Nurse Specialist, King's College Hospital, London

Lucy Sutton - Associate Director, End of Life Care Programme, NHS South Central, London

Colm Treacy - School of Community and Health Sciences, City University, London

Richard Warner - MS Nurse Consultant, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Catheryne Waterhouse - Lecturer/Practitioner, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield; BANN representative, European Association of Neuroscience Nurses (EANN)

Mandy Wells - Nurse Consultant, Bladder and Bowel Care Services, Franklyn Hospital, Exeter

Ian Williams - Paediatric Neurosurgical Nurse Specialist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Sue Woodward - Lecturer, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London