Christine Norton PhD MA RN is Professor of Clinical Nursing Research at King’s College London. She trained as a nurse at St Georges Hospital London. Most of her 40 year nursing career has been in developing services for people with urinary and latterly faecal incontinence. She was one of the first specialist continence nurses in the UK and founded the Association for Continence Advice in 1981. In 1992 she set up a charity (The Continence Foundation) with a grant from the Department of Health and was Director for the first 5 years.
She has authored over 100 peer reviewed papers and 7 books, chaired the UK national NICE guideline on faecal incontinence, the International Consultation on Incontinence committee on faecal incontinence and is a Cochrane editor with authorship of 5 Cochrane reviews. She completed her PhD at KCL in 2001. For many years she held a joint appointment as Nurse Consultant in the NHS and Professor of Nursing at KCL. She has also held a Florence Nightingale Foundation Professorship jointly with KCL and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She has now retired from the NHS and works as an academic with a programme of research on improving bowel symptoms and quality of life in people with a range of long term medical conditions, including MS.