Editorial Team

Editor in Chief

Moyez Jiwa

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

Website: http://www.leanmedicine.co

Managing Editor

Tammy McCausland

Tammy McCausland is a freelance editor and writer who has spent the last five years working in academic editing and publications management 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.

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.

Doug Klein

Dr. Doug Klein is a family physician and researcher with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta in Canada. He engages with primary care physicians through his work with Primary Care Networks in Alberta. Dr. Klein has expertise in behaviour change. In 2012, he founded CHANGE ALBERTA and currently leads its research team comprising clinicians, administrators, basic science researchers and experts in nutrition, exercise, gerontology and health economics. He has presented on lifestyle intervention in Canada and abroad. A recognized expert on lifestyle interventions in primary care, Dr. Klein has research and health promotion projects based in primary care and in the community. 

Karen LaBat

Dr. Karen LaBat is co-director of the Wearable Product Design Center and director of the Human Dimensioning Lab in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, USA. Her research focus is product design for human health and safety. She has published in numerous journals. She was co-editor of the CTRJ issue on Fashion and Health and co-editor of the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal issue on research and teaching in the 21st Century. She is also co-authored, with Dr. Karen Ryan, Human Body: A Wearable Product Designer’s Guide (CRC Press release in 2017). Dr. LaBat received the University of Minnesota Horace T. Morse Award for Excellence in Teaching and was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2013.

Pascale Lehoux

Dr. Pascale Lehoux is full professor with the Department of Health Management, Evaluation and Policy at the University of Montreal School of Public Health in Montreal, QC, Canada. She held the Canada Research Chair on Innovation in Health from 2005–2015. Dr. Lehoux’s research has examined computerized medical records, telemedicine, science/policy networks, home care equipment used by patients, mobile and satellite dialysis units, the impact of technology assessment on policy-making and public involvement. She holds a bachelor degree in Industrial Design and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Montreal. She completed postdoctoral studies in science and technology dynamics at the University of Amsterdam. 

Deana McDonagh

Dr. Deana McDonagh is professor of industrial design in the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and faculty at the Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, also located in Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. Dr. McDonagh’s research concentrates on emotional user-product relationships and how empathy can bring the designer closer to users’ authentic needs, ensuring both functional and emotional needs are met by products.

Chris McGrath

Dr. Chris McGrath contributes part-time to clinical/functional anatomy teaching in the Department of Anatomy at Otago University in New Zealand. He first trained as a clinician (osteopath) in London, then earned postgraduate qualifications in biomechanics at the Bioengineering Unit, Strathclyde University. Dr. McGrath moved to New Zealand and continued postgraduate study at the University of Otago in occupational health practice and masters and doctoral degrees in anatomy. His academic interests centre on clinical and functional anatomy and evidence-based practice in manual health care.

Markus Melloh

Dr. Markus Melloh is an orthopaedic surgeon and rheumatologist trained at the Free University Berlin. He is professor and chair of Public Health and foundation director of the Centre for Health Sciences at Zurich University of Applied Sciences. He also holds appointments as adjunct professor of workplace and health at the Centre for Medical Research at the University of Western Australia, and as adjunct professor of medical education at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University.

Narelle Mullan

Dr. Narelle Mullan is a program manager at the Telethon Kids Institute in Western Australia, focusing on strategic planning as well as community and stakeholder engagement in the public health domain. Prior to joining the Institute, she was managing a health geography research portfolio for the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information. She works closely with scientists, community and private sector to ensure research outcomes are sustainable and have a positive social impact. 

Carolyn O'Shea

Dr. Carolyn O'Shea is a general practitioner in Melbourne and a senior medical educator at Victorian Metropolitan Alliance. 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

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.

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 a clinical assistant professor of industrial design at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 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.