About the Author
Paula Dawson trained as a general nurse at the Nightingale School, St. Thomas' Hospital in London, and as a children's nurse at the Nottingham School of Nursing. She has held a range of clinical, managerial, practice development, and educational roles both in the UK and overseas in a career spanning over 25 years. She is committed to the pursuit of excellent, person-centred, and evidence-based care with a focus on the unique and essential role of the nurse in themulti-disciplinary team.Louise Cook attained her first degree in Psychology and Sociology (BA Honours) from the University of Leeds before going on to train as a children's nurse at the University of Nottingham. She worked for seven years within acute hospital trusts in Nottingham before joining the University of Nottingham as a full time lecturer in Child Health. She lectures on a wide range of topics including her specialist interest areas of cleft and wound care and is heavily involved in the teaching ofevidence-based clinical skills to undergraduate nursing students.Laura-Jane Holliday trained as a Children's Nurse, obtaining an Undergraduate Masters in Nursing Science Degree at the University of Nottingham. Her previous clinical experience includes children's medical, neuro-medicine, and cardiology and she continues to work on a children's medical and respiratory ward. She is a Practitioner Health Lecturer in children's nursing at the University of Nottingham and a preceptorship development nurse, working within the practice development team for theChildren's Hospital, Nottingham. Her interests encompass reducing the theory-practice gap, progressing and teaching of clinical skills, and practice and staff development.Helen Reddy qualified as a children's nurse in 1998 from Demontford University. She has benefited greatly from her experiences at Leicester Royal Infirmary NHS Trust, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, and Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust, working in both general and intensive care areas. Helen's chosen area of speciality, children's neurosciences, has provided her with a fascinating mix of neurological, neurosurgical, and neuro-oncological expertise. In more recent years as aPractitioner Health Lecturer in Child Health she has developed her teaching and academic skills, focusing on clinical skills teaching in particular.