The current EAUN Board

The first board of the EAUN was instigated in 2001 in Brussels. The board currently consists of 8 nurses. A board member can stay in the board for a maximum of 10 years in total, in various roles. Each board member has some specific tasks, which are currently being updated and will be added asap.

The full terms of the Board are described in the Aims & Objectives

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Photos: Edwin van Wijk & Jan Willem de Venster

Mrs. Paula Allchorne, RN, Executive MBA – Health Service Management

London, United Kingdom
Current role: Chair
Term ends: March 2024
Job title: Lead Urology Nurse and Project Manager

Professional experience:

  • Prostate Cancer Nurse Specialist
  • Bladder Cancer Nurse Specialist
  • Andrology Nurse & training psychosexual therapist
  • Project Manager – prostate cancer survivorship programme

I am the urology lead nurse for the largest hospital in the UK. I specialise in prostate and bladder cancer  performing advanced clinical practice.  I have a special interest in andrology and I am currently training as a psychosexual therapist.

I am an authority on service redesign and have a specific interest in ‘Survivorship’. I am passionate about improving outcomes for our patients.

Contact

Email: p.allchorne@eaun.org

Twitter: @AllchornePaula

Mrs. Corinne Tillier, PhD student, RN, MANP

Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Current role: Chair Elect
Term ends: March 2024
Job title: Nurse practitioner Uro-oncology

Professional experience

  • Research on individual prediction of urinary incontinence and development of an individualised algorithm to predict incontinence and severity of incontinence after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
  • Prostate cancer, Renal cell carcinoma
  • Erectile dysfunction after prostatectomy
  • Urinary incontinence after prostatectomy

Contact

Email: c.tillier@eaun.org

Twitter: @CorinneTillier

 

Mrs. Jeannette Verkerk, PhD student, MSc, Nurse practitioner

Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
Current role: Board Member
Term ends: March 2023
Job title: Clinical Nurse Specialist Urology

Professional experience

  • Andrology, including Peyronie’s disease, erectile dysfunction, testosterone deficiency and treatment, subfertility, orgasmic disorders, pelvic floor disorder
  • LUTS
  • Recurrent UTI

I am the Chair of the Dutch society of urological nurses (V&VN Urologie) and organise EAUN courses in the Netherlands. I work in the outpatient clinic of the top clinic St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein where I assist in andrological surgeries, amongst others.

I have a special interest in Peyronie’s disease and the treatment options, including injection therapy and counselling of patients. I also counsel patients interested in or having a penile prosthesis.

Contact

Email: j.verkerk@eaun.org

Twitter: @verkerk_j

 

Dr. Jason Alcorn, FHEA, D. Nurse

Brierly, Barnsley, United Kingdom
Current role: Board Member
Term ends: March 2024
Job title: Lead Nurse for Uro-oncology & Andrology

Professional experience

  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Andrology including Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction
  • Development of risk-stratified care pathways between primary and secondary care

I currently work in a specialist urology cancer centre. My specialist areas are active surveillance and follow up for prostate cancer, renal cancer and bladder cancer. This is split with an interest in andrology and treatments for erectile dysfunction.

My nursing doctorate studied BCG treatment and bladder cancer.

I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Contact

Email: j.alcorn@eaun.org

Twitter: @JasonJalcorn

 

Mr. Tiago Santos, MSc

Lisbon, Portugal
Current role: Board Member
Term ends: March 2025
Job title: Urology Nurse

Professional experience:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Rehabilitation of urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy
  • Stoma care
  • Bladder cancer

Contact

Email: t.santos@eaun.org
Twitter: @TiagoAs9663842

 

Ms. Franziska Geese, MScN

Berne, Switzerland
Current role: Board Member
Term ends: March 2024
Job title: Research Associate

Professional experience

  • Research on the evaluation of Advanced Nursing Practice roles and their interventions, interprofessional collaboration, interface management and integrated care models
  • Psycho-oncological counselling for patients with prostate cancer and their partner
  • Patient empowerment & education
  • Development of evidence-based patient information
  • Nursing Practice development & quality / process management

Special interests

Prostate cancer and psycho-oncological care and the empowerment of patients and their families through education and EbN information

Co-Chair of the ICN NP/APN Network, Subgroup Research

Contact

Email: f.geese@eaun.org
Twitter: @FranziskaGeese

 

Mr. Mattia Boarin, RN, MScN

Milan, Italy
Current role: Board Member
Term ends: March 2025
Job title: Head Nurse, Dept. of Urology

Professional experience

  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Fast-track pathways for urologic surgical procedures

Contact

Email: m.boarin@eaun.org
Twitter: @MattiaBoarin

 

Mr. Robert McConkey, MSc, ANP

Galway, Ireland
Current role: Board Member
Term ends: March 2025
Job title: Advanced Nurse Practitioner Urology

Professional experience

  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney Cancer

Special interests

I currently work in a dedicated urology day services unit. My specialist areas include surveillance and treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer in nurse led cystoscopy and intravesical clinics.  I am also interested in nurse-led research and education.

Contact

Email: r.mcconkey@eaun.org
Twitter: @Robmcgalway