Editorial Team

Editor in Chief

Dr. Lindsay Carey, MAppSc, PhD, is an Associate Professor (Adj.) with the Palliative Care Unit, School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia and Associate Professor (Adj.) with the Institute for Ethics and Society, The University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Australia. Dr. Carey's research interests include quantitative and qualitative research, public health, speech and hearing, palliative and aged care, death and dying, religiosity and health, the sacralization of identity process and occupational epidemiology. He first commenced tertiary teaching and research in 1989 with the Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences (Melbourne) and then from 1992 with the School of Public Health, La Trobe University (Melbourne). He has served as Research Fellow for the Caring for Caregivers Program (Victoria), Research Fellow with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Evaluation Program, Chaplaincy Research Fellow with the Pastoral Care Department of the Northern General Hospital (Sheffield, UK), National Research Fellow with the Australian Health & Welfare Chaplains Association (AHWCA) and Senior Research Chaplain, Joint Health Command, Australian Defence Force. In 2010 he was made a Life Member of 'Spiritual Care Australia' and an Honorary Scholar with the Centre of Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University (US). He has 30 years years of pastoral care experience and research in parish and chaplaincy settings (including industrial chaplaincy, welfare chaplaincy, health care chaplaincy and defence force chaplaincy).

Editors

Rev. Dr. Mark Newitt is Secretary for Healthcare Chaplaincy, Free Churches Group, United Kingdom and part-time Chaplain at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals & St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield, UK.

 

Healthcare Chaplain at Cork University Hospital and Bon Secours Hospital since 2009. Healthcare Chaplain at Marymount University Hospital and Hospice since 2011. Rural Dean of Cork City since 2002. Diocesan Ecumenical Officer since 2002.

 

Researcher in palliative care and facilitator at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research and Education, Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversitat, Salzburg, Austria.

 

Linda Ross is a Professor of Nursing (specialising in spirituality) at the University of South Wales. Her PhD in 1992 was the first to explore nurses’ perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care which she published as a book in 1997. She has published extensively on the subject of spirituality, contributing to numerous texts such as the ‘Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare’ (Cobb, Rumbold & Puchalski, 2012) and ‘Spiritual Assessment in Healthcare Practice (McSherry & Ross, 2010). For the last 30 years such has led numerous research studies on spiritual care in both nursing practice and nurse education, as well as leading training workshops and seminars for healthcare staff internationally. She contributed to the Royal College of Nursing’s ‘Spirituality in nursing Care: a pocket guide’ and ‘Spirituality in nursing care on-line resource’, and to the spiritual care guidance which accompanies the Welsh Government’s Health and Care Standards (2015). She is a founding member and Secretary for the British Society for the Study of Spirituality and an Executive Editor for the Society’s affiliated journal ‘Journal for the Study of Spirituality’. She is also a founding member of the European Spirituality in Nursing Research Network which is currently leading an Erasmus funded 3 year project to establish best practice in spiritual care nurse education across Europe (www.epicc-project.eu).

 

Prof. Austyn Snowdon is Professor in Mental Health at Edinburgh Napier University. He has supported chaplain research since 2010 and is co-author of the Scottish Patient Report Outcome Measure (PROM), the first validated measure of the impact of chaplaincy interventions. He is Head of Research in the European Research Institute for Chaplains in Healthcare (ERICH) and visiting professor at KU Leuven University, Belgium. He has published three books and 100 peer-reviewed articles and is also a Co-Editor of Nurse Education in Practice.

 

Before becoming Director at Chaplaincy for Methodist Homes in June 2017, Chris Swift was Head of Chaplaincy at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals where he served from 2001. Between 2004 and 2007 he was President of the College of Health Care Chaplains. Since obtaining his PhD in 2005 from the University of Sheffield he has continued to research and publish and was instrumental in establishing the MA in Health & Social Care Chaplaincy at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2011. Chris is a module leader on the MA and also holds an honorary research fellowship at the University of Leeds. He is a member of the editorial board for the Christian social responsibility journal, Crucible, and has served on the editorial team of the UK's Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy for many years prior to the agreement to publish Health & Social Care Chaplaincy.

Book Review Editor

  • Fran Kissack, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Editorial Board