Mark Whiting


Consultant Nurse for Children with Complex Health Needs


Professor Mark Whiting is a Consultant Nurse for Children with Complex Health Needs in Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. He also holds an appointment (as WellChild Professor of Community Children’s Nursing at the University of Hertfordshire. WellChild is a National Charity whose work is focused upon the provision of care, support and research for children with long term and complex health needs and Mark’s research focus will be in this area. Mark has a long-standing involvement in the development of Community Children’s Nursing services across the United Kingdom and his interest in this area incorporates elements of clinical practice, strategic leadership and management, education and research. Mark gained his PhD from Southbank University in 2009. He is a member of the editorial board of Nursing Children and Young People. Mark also co-led a CLAHRC project in the Enduring Disabilities and/or Disadvantage Theme, which examined whether an enhanced model of nursing support for the parents of children with complex needs and disabilities can help to develop family resilience.