Here are the profiles of some of our Community Nursing Research Forum members. Colleagues share their career journeys to date in research, along with some excellent tips and advice.

There are many different career pathways in research, and we hope you find members’ profiles and learning helpful in inspiring your own journeys. If you are interested in adding your profile to the forum, please contact Ben Bowers.

Members’ Profiles

Dr Heather Bain

Assistant Head of Department

University of Highlands and Islands

Professor Catherine Evans

Professor of Palliative Care and Honorary Consultant Nurse in Community Palliative Care. Co-Founder of the QNI Community Nursing Research Forum

King’s College London and Susses Community NHS Foundation Trust

Prof Gina Awoko Higginbottom MBE

Prof Emerita Ethnicity and Community Health, University of Nottingham. Vice-President Unite-Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA), Co-Director, International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR)

Jayne Longstaff

Research and Respiratory Nurse

Oaks Healthcare, Hampshire

Helen Lyndon

Consultant Nurse Older People / Research Fellow

Cornwall Foundation NHS Trust / University of Plymouth

Pretty Manyimo

Specialist Palliative Care Nurse/PhD Student

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust/ University of Warwick

Shelley McLetchie-Holder

Lecturer in Nursing Education & Head of Department of Child and Family Health

Department of Child and Family Health, King’s College London

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Brian Nyatanga

Senior academic. Editorial board member British Journal of Community Nursing. Consultant Editor, International Journal of Palliative Nursing

University of Worcester

Dr Amanda Young

Director of Nursing Programmes (Innovation)

The Queen’s Nursing Institute

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Sarah Redsell

Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Children and Young People’s Health Research Centre (CYPHR)

University of Nottingham

Lee Tomlinson

Head of Research

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Louise Wolstenholme

0-19 Research Lead & Health Visitor; Co-lead of the 0-19 Research Network, CRN Yorkshire & Humber & NIHR Nursing & Midwifery Clinical Fellow

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Laura Jeffers

Community Clinical Research Nurse

Whittington Health NHS

Eleanor Hoverd

HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow; Research Lead (secondment), Policy and Strategy Unit, CNO Team, Nursing Directorate, NHS England

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and NHSE

Adam Peel

Community Research Nurse and Honorary Senior Research Associate

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust and University of East Anglia

Dr Lee Yarwood-Ross

Senior Research Officer

University of Essex

Rohit Sagoo

Director & PhD Candidate

British Sikh Nurses / University of Bedfordshire

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Lucy Speakman

Secondment to Research and Development and Community Respiratory Nurse (dual role)

Oxford Health NHS

Kumbi Kariwo

Equality and Inclusion Project Lead

Birmingham Community Health Care FT

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Helen Marshall


University of Liverpool

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Dr Kate Lippiett

South West General Practice Nurse Research Clinical Fellow & Senior Research Fellow

NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board & /University of Southampton

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Dr Sharin Baldwin

Senior Health Visitor Research Lead

Institute of Health Visiting


Forum Members Map

The Forum has over 800 members to date. The map below from August 2023 shows the spread of our inclusive UK-wide membership. We welcome you to join us on your research journey.

CNRF members map infographic Forum members map infographic (credit to Isaac Winterburn).

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