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Meet the team

Theresa Porrett, PhD, MSc, RGN - Consultant Editor

Theresa Porrett, MSc, RGN - Consultant EditorTerri is Nurse Consultant in Coloproctology. She was a ward sister at St. Marks Hospital before she joined the Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 1991 as Clinical Nurse Specialist in Stoma Care. Terri has been instrumental in developing a range of Nurse Led colorectal services for patients at the Homerton.
In 2006 the Homerton Colorectal Nursing Department was accredited as an Academic Department of Advanced Colorectal Nursing Practice by City University.
Terri is currently undertaking a PhD, exploring the coping and help seeking behaviour of women with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. She is a visiting Lecturer for the Burdett Institute, Kings and City University. Terri has published two textbooks embracing all aspects of colorectal nursing practice, and has been published extensively in medical Colorectal and nursing Gastrointestinal Journals.
She is currently Clinical Director of the North East London Bowel Cancer Screening Centre.


Jolene Menezes - Editor

Jolene Menezes - EditorJolene has a master’s degree in history from Goa University, India. Prior to joining MA Healthcare, Jolene worked extensively as a copy-editor for four years, helping authors submit their research papers to internationally acclaimed journals; she edited subjects ranging from economics, linguistics, anthropology and psychology, to name a few. Jolene has also worked as a presenter for an international music radio station and organised national-scale events for a digital media company in India.


Editorial board

Alison Coutts, - Senior Lecturer, City University, London

Angela Gardiner - Head of Department, Health Professional Studies, University of Hull

Angela Narbey - Liver Nurse Consultant, South London Healthcare NHS Trust, London

Dawn Elliot - Upper GI Nurse Specialist, Wansbeck General Hospital, Northumberland

Elaine MacLeod - Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow

Graeme D Smith - Professor of Nursing, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh

Joanne Cooper - Head of Nursing & Midwifery Research, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Julia Hackforth - Hepatology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury

Julia Williams - Dansac Senior Lecturer, Burdett Institute of Gastrointestinal Nursing, Harrow

Michelle Clayton - Lecturer in Liver Care, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds

Pat Black - Consultant Nurse, Coloproctology, The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Buckinghamshire New University

Theresa Porrett - Project Manager, Ostomy Care Division, Coloplast Ltd

Warren Chapman - Nurse Consultant, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Yvette Perston - Peristeen Advisor for Coloplast Ltd