Our authors, editors and contributors are all accomplished nursing and health care professionals committed to education, please read their profiles below…

Juliet Bostwick


Juliet Bostwick is a registered nurse who works for Oxford Brookes University as an NMC test of competence assessor and as an Associate Lecturer. Her clinical background is in Neurosciences. 

Juliet enjoyed her role in supporting and caring for patients with neurological disorders in her clinical work and is now passionate about the role of both pre and post registration education, in preparing the registered nurses of the future. 

Juliet spent 23 years working in the NHS as a registered nurse, in various clinical and managerial roles. Since 1999 she has worked in higher education, as a senior lecturer and then as Programme Lead for the pre-registration adult nursing course at OBU, until moving into her current roles in 2022. She has been author of a number of nursing and health care resources.

Nigel Conway


Nigel Conway is a qualified Operating Department Practitioner and academic who has worked clinically and educationally in various roles, grades and locations across the UK, Gibraltar and Hong Kong.  

He finds his work motivating and rewarding, especially facilitating learners of all backgrounds to achieve their full potential. 

Nigel qualified in 1988 taking up a lecturer practitioner role in 1997. In 2001 he was appointed as a Senior lecturer, later taking up a post as Principal Lecturer. He has managed and taught on undergraduate, post qualification and postgraduate programmes including  Operating Department Practice, Paramedic Science, Community Nursing upskilling programmes, Short courses in Anaesthetics, Surgery and Recovery practice, teaching and assessment, MSc in Management in Healthcare and MSc in Nursing Leadership in clinical practice.  

Charlotte Craig


Charlie Craig is an experienced Specialist Community Public Health Nurse in School Nursing and an Adult Registered Nurse. She is currently lecturing in HE and works as a Senior Lecturer and Programme Coordinator for a Nursing Associate Apprenticeship. Her educational practice is particularly focused on science, law and ethics as well as public health.

Charlie enjoys working with students and finds it rewarding to see them grow and develop from new students to qualified nurses and nursing associates, she often hears from previous students who celebrate their progress with her. 

Charlie has had experience of working in end of life care, oncology, and public health. During her career she has taught across the different age groups from nursery aged children, through to Further Education where she taught Health and Social Care at Level 3, 4 and 5 and finally HE where she has taught on undergraduate, postgraduate and post-registration nursing qualifications.

Paul Galdas


Paul Galdas, PhD RN, is a Professor of Nursing & Men’s Health at the Department of Health Sciences, University of York, UK. Paul is motivated by helping nurses improve their practice through knowledge and evidence.

Paul qualified as an RN in the late 1990s and worked in coronary care and medical cardiology in Birmingham and Leeds.

He completed his PhD in 2006 and has since held academic positions at the Universities of British Columbia, Sheffield, and York, authoring over 60 articles and book chapters.

Bernie Garrett


Bernie is an Associate Director and Professor at the University of British Columbia School of Nursing, BC, Canada. He became a Registered Nurse in 1987 and holds several clinical specialist qualifications, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and a PhD in Information Science.

Bernie’s work is underpinned by a passion for nurse education, science, technology, and ethical practice. He frequently writes on these subjects. He is a member of the UBC Behavioral Research ethics Board, and his current research explores health technologies and deceptive healthcare practices, most recently exploring virtual reality interventions for chronic cancer pain, and predictors of uptake in risk-associated alternative health practices.  

Bernie followed a career as a renal  Clinical specialist nurse for 10 years in the NHS before becoming a nurse educator and researcher at the University of Portsmouth, University of Southampton and Oxford Brookes University. He moved to Vancouver, Canada in 2003 to further his research in educational technologies. Dr. Garrett is author of over 60 academic papers, several textbooks, and a popular science text on deception in healthcare. He was recipient of the CRNBC Award of Excellence in Nursing Education in 2000. the 2007 Spencer Award for Information Technology Innovation and was the Elizabeth Kenny-McCann Nursing Education Scholar at UBC between 2013-2014. He is an Inaugural Fellow of the Canadian Nurse Educator Institute (CASN).

Laura Guest


Laura Guest is a qualified Children’s Nurse and lecturer who has worked across a wide number of areas over the years including FE, HE and as a practice development nurse. She currently leads on Evidence Based Practice and supports teaching in Public Health. 

Laura loves working with students as they progress and enjoys supporting their development as they develop their knowledge and practice. She has stayed in contact with a number of students over the years and has enjoyed seeing how they have progressed in their careers. 

Laura has worked clinically in Practice Education, as well as in Further Education for a number of years with Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeships before working with Nursing Associates, firstly as Practice Development Sister at the Oxford Children’s Hospital and then within the University. Initially however she spent many years working as an HCA across a range of acute areas before deciding to do her degree.

Rose Havelock


Rose Havelock is a registered mental health nurse and a senior lecturer at the University of York, Department of Health Sciences.

Rose enjoys teaching undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students and has a specific interest in acute mental health nursing. 

She has extensive teaching experience across nursing, non-medical prescribing and continuing professional development and regularly facilitates Schwartz Rounds.  Rose is currently deputy programme lead for the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship at York University.  Before her academic career, Rose worked in acute working-age adult, crisis resolution, and forensic services, holding a variety of clinical and managerial roles. 

 Charlotte Maddison 


Dr Charlotte Maddison is a Registered Nurse who works as a Programme Lead in Nurse Education 

Charlotte is passionate about nursing and have a strong belief that well educated nurses lead to better patient care. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and supporting student nurses to become knowledgeable, compassionate practitioners. 

Her career spans 36 years and includes working in various fields of medicine, practice development and education. She has published on the subjects of reflective practice, action learning and medicines management. 

Siobhan McCawley


Siobhan McCawley is a NMC approved Teacher and register2ndeed Adult Nurse, she has undertaken a Masters in Practice Education and is a certified Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  

Siobhan has been the Lead for Practice Development, Education and Recruitment over 2 NHS Trusts (Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare) in southwest London. Siobhan has been supporting IENs via the NMC OSCE since its inception being a trailblazer in both academic preparation and pastoral elements in which other organisations have emulated.

Siobhan’s career commenced in ED and acute medicine progressing to senior Sister before transferring into education for the last 10 years. The Clinical Pocket Reference resource book is her first major publication having previously been a contributor to nursing journals.

Paul Ong


Paul Ong is a registered nurse and currently works as an independent advocate for a charity called Living Options Devon (LOD) funded by Devon County Council. In this role he acts as an advocate for vulnerable adults with complex health or social care support needs due to physical, learning, and/or sensory disability or general frailty and represents people who are deprived of their liberty in residential, supported living and domestic settings.

Paul finds this role rewarding because of a shared belief within the advocacy team of the need for a ‘fully informed, accessible and inclusive society in which every individual has the choice and opportunity to achieve their full potential and take part as an equal and valued citizen’ (Living Options Devon 2024).

Paul has spent 23 years working in higher education teaching students on the nursing undergraduate programme at Oxford Brookes University. Paul started his nursing career in neurosurgery at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford. He then spent six years in gastrointestinal surgery at the Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust. Paul has been an author of a range of health and social care resources since 2002.

Chloe Remo (Rich)


Chloe Remo is a registered Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) and senior University lecturer. She is a resuscitation instructor and has specialist interests in simulation-based education, leading for simulation, skills and training in her current post.

She finds great reward in having a larger impact on providing safe, high quality patient care by educating and training existing and new generations of healthcare practitioners, and has a special passion for improving inter- professional education, which has taken her worldwide to deliver workshops in India and Africa.

Chloe qualified as an ODP in 2013 and has since worked clinically in major adult and paediatric centres, developed and led higher education programmes in the U.K. and abroad, been an active member of two global healthcare charity projects and authored key resources for practice. Authoring Clinical Pocket Reference for ODP is a career highlight!

Deborah Slade


Deborah Slade is a registered nurse with a background in critical care, including neurosciences. She is a qualified Advanced Practitioner who now works as a Senior Lecturer in postgraduate education. 

Deborah is interested in the science, as well as the art, of nursing; she enjoyed learning and developing skills to equip her for the challenges of caring for critically ill patients. She progressed her clinical career, became a Lecturer Practitioner, and then moved into academia to educate healthcare professionals working toward an

Deborah worked for 29 years in the NHS before moving into Higher Education in 2011. Deborah’s publications have covered subjects such as head injury management, patient assessment, biochemistry, and critical care related topics.

Nikki White


Nikki White is a qualified Operating Department Practitioner and Senior Lecturer in Higher Education.

 Nikki enjoys actively contributing to the educational growth of individuals. She believes in guiding and supporting people on their learning journeys, while creating an environment that cultivates curiosity and facilitates knowledge acquisition. This approach aims to empower individuals to unlock their full potential and achieve academic success.

With a career spanning 32 years, Nikki has been actively engaged in operating theatres since the age of 17. Over the course of her professional journey, she has used her expertise with local and national initiatives in operating theatre practice, including identifying the profession’s ‘body of knowledge,’ working on the National Curriculum, and participating in the writing group for National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures.