Editorial Team

Editor in Chief

Moyez Jiwa

Professor Moyez Jiwa is the Editor-in-Chief. He is associate dean and professor of Health Innovation at the Melbourne Clinical School, University of Notre Dame. He is also a practicing general practitioner in Melbourne, Australia.

Blog: http://www.theartofdoctoring.com

Managing Editor

Tammy McCausland

Tammy McCausland is a freelance editor and writer with 10 years' experience managing journals and other publications within the healthcare field. She has a graduate degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Deputy Editor

Catherine Krejany

Dr. Catherine Krejany is a lecturer in research at the Melbourne Clinical School, University of Notre Dame Australia. She has a Ph.D. in medical immunology in the field of vaccine development. She is an experienced educator in both the higher education and vocational training sectors. More recently, Catherine has focused on primary care research. Her current interests include health innovations using nudge theory and behaviour change interventions to improve patient experience.

Carolyn O'Shea

Dr. Carolyn O'Shea is a general practitioner in Melbourne and a senior medical educator at Eastern Victoria GP Training. Her research has considered consultations, computers and communication. Throughout her career she has combined clinical practice with non-clinical roles in medical editing or education, including undergraduate education and vocational training

Editorial Panel

Philip Breedon

Dr. Philip Breedon is professor of smart technologies at Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom and leads the Design for Health and Wellbeing Research Group (Devices and Systems). He chaired the first International Design for Health and Wellbeing conference in 2014. He has guest lectured on smart materials in Europe, Canada and New Zealand. Dr. Breedon’s research interests and projects centre on new and emerging technologies and materials, including wearable technologies, 3D printing of pathological models, additive and subtractive manufacturing for medical applications, biomimetics, surgical robotics, augmented /virtual/immersive technologies and environments, and investigative research related to using “smart materials” for medical applications. 

Jon Cornwall

Dr. Jon Cornwall is a physiotherapist with a background in physiology and clinical anatomy. Before joining academia, he was a clinician in the United Kingdom and Australia. Currently, his research focuses on the mechanisms underpinning sarcopenia; he is also active in ethical processes regarding the use of human tissue. Dr. Cornwall is a member of the International Federation of Association of Anatomists committee that oversees the global guidelines for body donation. He sits on the editorial boards of leading journals in the anatomical sciences. Dr. Cornwall has published extensively in the fields of science and education over the last decade.

Paresh Dawda

Dr. Paresh Dawda is a general practitioner, ACT regional medical director for Ochre Health and regional clinical director with National Home Doctor Service. He holds honorary associate professor appointments at the University of Canberra and Australian National University, as well as other senior leadership roles, including the ACT/NSW faculty board of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, member of the National Expert Committee on Quality Care, chair of Clinical Review Committee at The Canberra Hospital, and board member of the Heart Foundation (ACT). He is passionate for clinical leadership, quality and patient safety improvement focused around patient-centred medicine.

Hala Durrah

Hala Durrah, MTA, is an independent patient family engagement consultant and nationally recognized advocate.  Her passion for patient family engagement work stems from her experience as a mother of a chronically ill child who has undergone two liver transplants and a bone marrow transplant.  As an expert in patient partnership and engagement, she serves as a consultant on a number of national projects and committees. Ms. Durrah is the founder Patient Advocates Transforming Healthcare (PATH), a diverse coalition of independent patient, family, caregiver and community engagement leaders seeking to transform healthcare through their collective experiences and expertise.  This passionate group of leaders seeks to reimagine healthcare and create an equitable role for patients, families, caregivers and communities. 

Joanna Goodrich

Joanna has been part of the Point of Care Foundation (PoCF) since its inception in 2007, and was responsible for the development of the PoCF's experience-based co-design programmes. She was PoCF's Head of Evidence and Learning until 2018, when she transitioned to Foundation Associate in order to complete her PhD in patient-centred improvement methods. She also led the Schwartz Rounds programme, an initiative which provides a regular reflective forum for staff from all backgrounds in healthcare organisations to meet together. Joanna has written, researched and presented widely on co-design methods, and has delivered co-design training for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Change Foundation (Canada) and Ethiopia. Joanna is interested in evaluation and impact assessment.

Stuart Green

Stuart Green is a Research Fellow in the School of Public Health, Imperial College London. He has been a member of the National Institute of Health Research Collaboration for leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Northwest London, which aims to translate research evidence into practice to improve patient care in Northwest London. Over the last 10 years he has been involved in quality improvement projects in Northwest London focused on acute medicine, primary care and mental health. He is pursuing part-time studies to secure his Doctor of Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), which explores the implementation of evidence-based guidelines in clinical services. 

Nicole Guerton

Nicole M. Guerton is a board certified coach and master certified health educator. Nicole’s career is patient-centered and aligns around quality of life indicators with a focus on engaging, educating, and empowering people to make sustainable lifestyle changes.  As a wellness coach and an assistant professor at the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota, she weaves evidence-based science with compassionate curious exploration, inviting clients to share their aspirations along with the context of their lives to move through and beyond barriers to achieve personal and professional goals.

Anwyn Hocking

Anwyn Hocking is a researcher and designer with Monash University’s XYX Lab, Parlour and the Loneliness Lab. She recently completed her MPhil in Architecture and Urban Studies at the University of Cambridge as an Ackman Trust Scholar, Bateman Scholar and recipient of the 2020 Dalibor Vesely Prize. Her research interests traverse sociology, epidemiology and urbanism to explore experiences of identity, community and wellbeing within different urban and architectural typologies.

Piyush Kalakoti

Dr. Kalakoti is a postdoctoral fellow in the Spine Surgery Division of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Iowa in the United States. His recent research focuses on combating the opioid epidemic in patients undergoing spine surgery. He has also conducted research on improving outcomes, functional capacity and quality of life in patients with severe neurological diseases and those undergoing cranial and spinal interventions. Dr. Kalakoti completed his medical training at the Rural Medical College, India.  He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

Eric Last

Dr. Eric Last is a primary care internist in a full-time outpatient practice. He's a clinical assistant professor at the  Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and participates in the Initial Clinical Experience Program mentoring first- and second-year medical students. He's particularly interested in medical humanities, and narrative medicine. He's published several essays about the experience of caring for patients across the continuum of practice.  

Twitter at:  @EricLast3 

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David Rakel

Dr. David Rakel is chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He began his career in the mountains of rural Idaho where he was in rural private practice for five years before completing a two-year residential fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.


Kimberly Richardson

Ms. Richardson has been active since cancer treatment in various forms of advocacy. As an advocate leader for the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA), she speaks with legislators on the importance of funding for ovarian cancer research. She has crafted state legislation for an Illinois gynecologic cancer commission and has spoken at the national conference on patient advocacy. In her advocacy role with DoD/CDMRP/OCRP, she is a pre– and peer reviewer and contributing writer to the agency’s patient advocacy blog GLOBELTHON. 

Sarah Ringin

Dr Sarah Ringin is currently working at St Vincent’s hospital in Melbourne where she is undertaking her training years as a junior doctor. Before studying medicine she completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science then qualified as a podiatrist, operating her own business in Sydney. Sarah is interested in dermatology and rural health

Akshay Sharma

Dr. Akshay Sharma, is a clinical fellow in the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA. He received his medical training at Manipal University, Mangalore in India and the University of Kentucky, Lexington in the USA. He did his postdoctoral training at Emory University, Atlanta. His research interests include gene editing for treatment of hemoglobinopathies as well as graft engineering and immunotherapy techniques to improve stem cell transplantation for malignant hematological conditions. He has published extensively in the fields of stem cell transplantation and pediatrics.

Luke Siena

Dr. Luke Siena is an award-winning designer, research fellow and hourly paid lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and current member of the Medical Engineering Design Research Group. He received his BSc (Hons) in Computer Aided Product Design, MSc in Smart Design and PGDip in Professional Research Practice at Nottingham Trent University and recently completed his PhD on implementing smart materials and technologies for medical emergency airway access devices. Luke’s research interests include investigative research relating to the use of smart materials and technologies for medical applications, medical product and device design, 3D printing, emerging technologies and materials and the accurate assessment and measurement of health outcomes.

Joyce Thomas

Joyce Thomas is an innovator/educator with a passion to empower people through good design. She has used empathic research strategies to design consumer products that have been awarded 59 US and international patents. Ms. Thomas is an assistant professor of industrial design at Auburn University, Auburn, AL, teaching design thinking and studio courses. As chief creative officer for the ThomasSchumer Group, she provides entrepreneurship education and innovative product solutions for a diverse group of small businesses. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the United States.

Kimberly Warner

Kimberly Warner is the founder of Unfixed Media. Unfixed Media Productions has led to Kimberly’s larger advocacy role within the chronic illness community where, alongside directing and producing media, she writes and speaks about her own patient experiences and how healing can exist even when our bodies can’t be cured. She is the 2020 recipient of the Invisible Disabilities Association’s Media Impact Award. 

Jerald Winakur

Jerald Winakur, MD, MACP graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, practiced internal and geriatric medicine for 36 years and taught at the The Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics for 18 years at UTHealth—San Antonio. His book, “Memory Lessons—A Doctor’s Story“ (Hyperion, 2009), relates the journey through Alzheimer’s Disease he took with his father. 

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