Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is comprised of a team of experts in their respective fields that help ensure Nursing Matters maintains a reputation as a source of high quality information for practitioners.

The Board is responsible for providing peer reviews on submitted articles, attracting new authors and encouraging submissions, providing expert advice on content, defining the website ethical standards and contributing towards the social change within the nursing industry on a global basis.

The Board is also responsible for the direction of the annual awards ceremony for exceptional nurses. The role defines the categories of achievement along with the parameters to acquire and receive nominations and selection of the winners.

President of the Editorial Board

Sarah Mancini

RN (Dip) BSc (Hons)

National Head of Care and Quality

Revitalise Respite Holidays

President of the Nursing Matters Editorial Board

Sarah has worked in the health industry for over twenty years. Her career has spanned clinical, managerial, training, consultancy and leadership roles in the acute, community and commercial healthcare sector. Her current position as National Head of Care and Quality with Revitalise Respite Holidays, places Sarah in a strategic role, shaping the nursing and care quality vision for this unique charity.

Motivated to maintain her own continuing professional development, Sarah is currently a student of the University of Central Lancashire, studying an MSc in Safeguarding in an International Context and has recent experience of research, having held an honorary research contract with an NHS Foundation Trust. She is a member of the Institute of Business Consulting (MIC) and as such a qualified business consultant, a member of The Royal College of Nursing and The Society of Education and Training.


Editorial Board Members

Lisa Clayton

Chair of the Editorial Board

BSc (Hons) Psychology, PGDIP, RNMH 

Managing Director

Clayton Clinical Consultancy

Lisa Clayton is currently the managing director of her own clinical healthcare consulting company. Lisa was previously an Inspector with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and was responsible for reviewing regulatory compliance in a range of healthcare services. Lisa has an extensive background in the field of violence reduction, and is a qualified teacher in this area. As a specialist in this field she was responsible for producing the CQC guidance on ‘restraint (physical and mechanical).

Lisa has worked in the field of secure mental health for many years. Initially starting out with a BSc (HONS) in psychology before undertaking post graduate training to become a mental health nurse. Lisa’s career has included clinical, managerial, training and compliance in a range of different sectors including acute, rehabilitation, forensic and personality disorder. Lisa has worked as a Director of Hospital Services and has undertaken successful turnaround projects in her senior management roles and has had an extensive track record in supporting the independent sector.

Sylvie Hampton


Independent Tissue Viability Nurse Consultant.

Sylvie qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1990 and became a Research and Tissue Viability Nurse (R&TV), for 4.5 years in Eastbourne DGH where she reduced pressure ulcer prevalence from 15% to 2.4% and undertook many clinical evaluations. After this Sylvie became an independent Tissue Viability Consultant Nurse and formed a private service in Tissue Viability, catering for NHS patients. In this role, Sylvie provided an independent service for research into wound healing and pressure ulcer prevention and was a Managing Director of the service. As a team they evaluated products, assisted with product development, developed local and national policies in wound care and offered pressure ulcer and wound care services to nursing homes and to the NHS.

Today Sylvie continues to work as an independent Tissue Viability Nurse Consultant, offering a service in education, Expert Witness cases, a consultancy service for the Leg Club Foundation, Marie Curie Hospices, CQC and manufacturers as well as providing education for companies. Sylvie has written over 300 articles and many posters for wound care and two books and written many book chapters on wound care and speaks at national and international conferences and study days in the UK and around the world and organised national tissue viability conferences.

Keith F Cutting

MN, RMN, RGN, Dip N (Lond), Cert Ed (FE)

Director, Keith Cutting Ltd – Tissue Viability and Medical Device Consultancy

Clinical Research Consultant, Perfectus Biomed Ltd – customised microbiological testing facility

Keith received his Masters degree (MN) from the College of Medicine, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK, holds a Diploma in Nursing from London University and has a Certificate in Education (FE) from University of Wales, Cardiff. He is a Registered General Nurse and a Registered Mental Health Nurse.

Keith has been involved in tissue viability for over 25 years. Apart from lecturing he has maintained clinical and research roles. He has presented his work nationally and internationally at conferences that include the World Union of Wound Healing Societies, European Wound Management Association, the European Tissue Repair Society and the Symposium on Advances in Wound Care. He has over 120 peer reviewed publications in journals, book chapters and conference abstracts and has edited Trends in Wound Care volumes IV and V. Keith is a co-editor of The Microbiology of Wounds1 the first book dedicated to this topic that explores the role of biofilms in wounds and infection.

He has a particular interest in diagnosis and management of wound infection and his paper Criteria for wound Infection2 remains the most widely cited collation of clinical criteria for wound infection. These criteria have been tested in two research studies and have been adapted for clinical application in many countries around the world.

Keith is a reviewer for a number of journals, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He works with a number of international corporations and medical agencies as an independent consultant.


  1. Percival S, Cutting K, editors. Microbiology of wounds. Boca Baton, USA: CRC Press, 2010.
  2. Cutting KF, Harding KG. Criteria for identifying wound infection. Journal of Wound Care 1994;3(4):198-201.

Sarah Macauley

DipHE in Midwifery, BSc (Hons) Midwifery

MSc in Public Health & Health Promotion

Executive Diploma in Management

City and Guilds Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Sarah Macauley has been in the caring profession for approximately 30 years with gradual progression and self-development from a support worker to her last role as a Midwifery Manager/Team leader. Sarah’s experience has been across a breadth of settings ranging from traditional birth attendant abroad, community, hospital based and public health. Sarah has developed vast knowledge and gained a wealth of experience and skills both academically and clinically. Sarah’s focus however, has always been in ‘Public Health & Health Promotion’. Sarah echoes the prevention rather than the cure of health problems through the education and empowerment of individuals to make positive life style changes that promote health. Sarah holds a DipHE in Midwifery along with a BSc (Hons) in Midwifery. Sarah then went on to earn an MSc in Public Health & Health Promotion, an Executive Diploma in Management along with a City and Guilds Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Michael Duque

BS Nursing, PgDip

Senior Nurse Practitioner

Founder of the Philippine Nursing Association UK

Panel Member on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Fitness to Practice Board

Chairman of the Disaster Emergency Response and Relief Team (DERRT)

Michael Duque is a Senior Nurse Practitioner and respected community leader. He trained as a Trauma Specialist and has worked as a flight nurse specialist, nurse-paramedic and Emergency Nurse Practitioner in different parts of the world and earned his BS Nursing degree from Quezon City Medical Center and his PgDip from the University of Greenwich. He also has an undergraduate qualification in Psychology and Sociology and is currently completing his credentials towards becoming an accredited Adult Assessor in Health Care Sciences.

He has a passion for helping people and is the founder of the Philippine Nursing Association UK, which connects Filipino nurses together to inspire honour and integrity within the nursing profession and the Filipino community.

Michael’s commitment to the nursing profession can also be seen through his other activities. He has authored and edited books and columns. He is an international speaker and trainer and has developed software for hospital audits in emergency rooms.

Michael is currently serving as a Panel Member on the Nursing & Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Fitness to Practice Board and is also the current Chairman of the Disaster Emergency Response and Relief Team (DERRT).