Peter Ellis

Peter Ellis – Editor

A nurse with 30+ years writing experience. Specialist in research, ethics, leadership, and kidney, elderly, social and palliative care.


A nurse since 1987, I have worked in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes and the university setting up to director level. My clinical expertise is kidney disease, end of life care and elderly and frail care. I have a degree in Nursing and Master's Degrees in Healthcare Ethics and Medical Epidemiology as well as qualifications in management, teaching and renal nursing.
My writing career has spanned over 30 years and includes textbooks, book chapters and approaching 300 journal papers. I am the consultant editor for the Journal of Kidney Care, as well as writing for the Nursing Times, Nursing Standard, British Journal of Nursing among others. I frequently preview and review for a variety of publishers including Sage, Mark Allen and Wiley.
Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Philosophy Writing & Publishing
English (UK)
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Registered Nurse

Work experience


Nov, 2017 — Present

I write text books, and journal articles for nurses.
I consult on nursing, and other health and social care issues.
I support a electronic care plan provider with training and development
I write and maintain a policy suite for an electronic policy provider
I write electronic learning packages for uploading to VLEs

Journal of Kidney Care

Mar, 2011 — Present


Ethics have a significant impact on the decisions you make in your day-to-day work, so it’s important for all nurses to develop their understanding of ethical frameworks as preparation for future practice. In this book, the author explains ethical ideas, theor... read more
If you’re learning about research for the first time, or grappling with an essay or final year project, this is the nursing research book you’re looking for. Using plain language and case studies that relate research directly to every-day nursing situations, t... read more
With all nurses expected to demonstrate leadership, management and team working skills it is vital that students engage with this aspect of their training as early as possible. As well as covering all of the core theory and knowledge, the authors encourage the... read more
This book introduces student nurses and novice practitioners to the assessment process, enabling them to identify patient problems in order for solutions to be planned and implemented. It presents the different stages of the assessment process, taking a holist... read more
Do your students feel unsure about what exactly constitutes evidence? Would you like them to feel more confident in evaluating evidence and applying it to their practice? Delivering safe, high-quality, patient-centred care is dependent upon nurses having a goo... read more

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Charmaine N.

Charmaine N.

Aug, 2022

I am a strong believer in- you get what you pay for. It took me a couple of days to decide what editor I was going to choose. When I let Peter know that I was having a hard time deciding; he responded to me by saying "you will pick the best person to tell your Mother's storey". That really stayed with me. I must say that I picked the right person Peter. Peter was able to communicate well with...
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Peter E.
Thank you Charmaine, your story is a powerful one and needs to be shared. I hope it brings some help and solace to other families affected by dementia.

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