Dr Michelle Croston

Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and has been working within HIV care as a Specialist Nurse for more than 20 years. She was previously the Chair of the National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA).

Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and has been working within HIV care as a Specialist Nurse for more than 20 years. She was previously the Chair of the National HIV Nurses Associatio

Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, UKrses Association (NHIVNA).

Liz Foote

Clinical Services Manager – Specialist Services, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Liz began her career in HIV/AIDS in 1996 at Addenbrookes hospital on their Infectious diseases unit and then at Mildmay Hospital in London. She worked as an HIV nurse in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for three years, managed a team of Cambodian nurses and ran an HIV community home care project in the slums wherewith had approximately 350 HIV positive patients on our list. The three years were incredibly hard, witnessing people die in the most inhumane and raw ways, but extremely rewarding too.

She has a Masters in Drug Use and Addiction and am a Non-Medical prescriber and worked as a Macmillan nurse for four years. She then worked as a community HIV clinical nurse specialist in Liverpool and believes in equity for all people and feels passionate about working with vulnerable and stigmatised groups.

She now works as a Clinical Services Manager – Specialist Services, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Ian Hodgson

Independent Consultant HIV Education and Research, UK

Ian is a consultant who engages with civil society in activities around HIV advocacy, capacity building, research and evaluations, writing and editing, documentation, and onsite training. Recent consultancies include: European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG); HIV/AIDS Asia Regional Programme (HAARP); International HIV/AIDS Alliance; Swiss Positivrat; Irish Forum for Global Health and Oxfam Ireland.

His specialties are qualitative research, project evaluations, communication and electronic networking, writing and editing, and education. He has worked internationally and is a reviewer for academic and professional journals, including: AIDS Care; African Journal of HIV Research; BMC Public Health; HIV Nursing; International Journal of Nursing studies; Journal of Advanced Nursing; Journal of the International AIDS Society; Lancet HIV; Psychology and Medicine.

Jim Stanford

Independent Nurse Advisor, UK

Jim has worked, taught and undertaken research into HIV for 30 years, working in the NHS and in the charitable sector, in community nursing and inpatients units. He has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Team Leader and District Nurse. Jim has written HIV articles throughout his career, made numerous academic and research presentations and been an active member of various professional and peer action committees. He has also been Clinical Team Leader at Sussex Beacon. His interests include patient activation, peer monitoring and combatting HIV-related stigma, as well as health promotion, team management, and staff training. His hobbies include gardening, kickboxing and opera.

John McLuskey

Associate Professor, University of Nottingham, UK

John has been a nurse for nearly 30 years with experience in both the NHS and private sector in a variety of roles. He is passionate about the influence of evidence on patient experience, the role of the nurse and healthcare delivery so the last 17 years have been spent working in nurse education. He is an Associate Professor of Nursing with in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. Since the late 1990s he has delivered undergraduate and postgraduate education and is currently Director of undergraduate education in the School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham.

Shaun Watson

HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist (Community)
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK

Shaun has 20 years experience ranging from specialist units to ward and hospice management, via positive self-management training, adherence support and teaching. He works within the, now huge, Central London Community Healthcare trust – three primary care trusts rolled into one, with more changes and some uncertainty on the horizon. However, within these changing times there will be the exciting prospect of promoting and advancing the role of the CNS through a new central London service. We sometimes forget the wealth of knowledge and experience embodied in our work, and putting it down in our journal is presents a valuable learning opportunity. Shaun has been the Chair of the National HIV Nurses Association since 2017 and has published successfully in several nursing journals, for BHIVA and RCN guidelines.


Advisory Panel

Nathaniel Brito-Ault

Specialist field: adult HIV
Consultant HIV Nurse, Grahame Hayton Unit, Barts and the London NHS Trust

Angelina Namiba

Specialist field: from pregnancy to baby and beyond
Project Manager, Positively UK

Katie Warburton (Rowson)

Specialist field: paediatric HIV
Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing, University of Central Lancaster; Research Nurse, MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCLAN

Judith Sunderland

Specialist field: HIV midwifery
Lead Midwife for Education, City University London