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Editorial team

Abi Millar
BA (Hons), MA
Freelance Journalist

Abi is freelance journalist with a special interest in health and medicine writing. 

Dr Adrian Bonsall
MA (Chemistry), MBBS (Hons), DCH
Medical Author

Adrian was born in the USA, raised in the UK & Germany and works in Australia. He read Chemistry at Christ Church, Oxford and then spent some years as a computer software programmer before studying for his medical degree at the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' in London, qualifying in 1997.

Allie Anderson
Freelance Journalist

Allie Anderson is an NCTJ-qualified journalist with many years of experience writing and editing for a range of publishers and charities and across a number of platforms. 

Dr Anjali Mahto
Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Anjali Mahto is a London trained consultant dermatologist and author of The Skincare Bible.

Dr Anjum Gandhi
Consultant Paediatrician, Medical Author

Dr. Anjum Gandhi has over 25 years of clinical, teaching and research experience in paediatrics and is a Consultant Paediatrician with training and expertise in paediatric cardiology at the University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust. 

Dr Anna Cantlay
General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Anna Cantlay is an experienced NHS and private GP based in london. She graduated from the University of Nottingham with two first class honours before spending time gaining experience in some of London's most renowed teaching hospitals.

Annabel Kibble

Annabel is a Registered Associate Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition. Specialising in public health nutrition, Annabel currently works within the contract catering sector. 

Dr Carrie Ruxton
PhD, Child Nutrition
Dietitian and Health Writer

Dr Carrie Ruxton qualified as a Dietitian at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, before gaining a PhD in Child Nutrition.

Prof Cathy Jackson
BSc (Hons) Physiology, MB, ChB, MRCGP, MD
Medical Author

Professor Cathy Jackson graduated from Manchester Medical School having gained a first-class honours degree in physiology along the way. After training in medicine she became a GP and academic with a research interest in inflammatory airways disease and portfolio-based medical information.

Dr Colin Tidy
General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Colin Tidy qualified as a doctor in 1983 and he has been writing for Patient since 2004. He has also been the Clinical Editor for Patient since October 2018.

Danny Buckland
Freelance Journalist

Danny Buckland is an award-winning health journalist who writes for national newspapers, medical magazines and health websites. He also provides strategic advice to healthcare charities and companies across a range of themes.

Dr Dawn Harper
General Practitioner, Media Doctor

Dr Dawn has been an NHS GP for 23 years. She has been working as a media doctor for over twelve years and her ability to simplify complex medical issues has made her an extremely sought-after medical commentator and expert.

Ellie Silkstone
Recipe Developer

As a lifelong food fanatic, Ellie is a big believer that having special dietary requirements shouldn't mean boring meals. 

Dr Ellie Cannon
General Practitioner, Media Doctor

Dr Ellie Cannon is the resident GP for the Mail on Sunday and Mailonline and is well known as the on-screen GP for Sky News Sunrise and Channel 5 news.

Gemma Grange
BA (Hons), MA
Content Producer

Gemma graduated from Bournemouth University with a BA (Hons) in Scriptwriting for Film and Television, and an MA in Creative Media Arts: Data and Innovation. She joined Patient in 2017 as their Content Producer and has since become the site's multimedia expert and recipe and food editor. 

Georgia Gallant
BA (Hons), MA
Social Media Editor

Georgia graduated from Bournemouth University with a BA (Hons) in Scriptwriting for Film and Television and an MA in Literary Media.

Gillian Harvey
BA (Hons) English
Freelance Journalist

After graduating in 2000 with a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, Gillian trained as a secondary school teacher. 

Ginny Weeks
Freelance Journalist

Ginny Weeks is a freelance copywriter, lifestyle editor and consultant with over 10 years experience working across many different platforms. 

Dr Gurvinder Rull
BSC (Hons), MBBS, FRCP, MA (Medical Ethics)
Medical Author, Consultant: Clinical Pharmacology, Therapeutics and General Internal Medicine

Dr Gurvinder Rull qualified in 2000, joining EMIS’s content authoring team (now in 2007. 

Dr Hannah Gronow
General Practitioner

Hannah qualified as a GP in 1997. She joined EMIS ( as a peer reviewer in August 2006. 

Dr Hayley Willacy

Dr Hayley Willacy has been a practising GP for over twenty years and was made a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in recognition of her work for and in medical education. 

Dr Helen Huins
General Practitioner, Medical Author

Helen qualified at Guy’s Hospital in 1989 and left London in 1990 to settle in the countryside. 

Helen Allen
BPharm Clin Dip
Pharmacist, Medical Author

Helen Allen qualified as a Pharmacist in 1979 and spent 3 years as the drug information leaflets' author for EMIS.

Dr Hilary Jones
General Practitioner, Broadcaster

Dr Hilary Jones, GP, author and medical broadcaster, qualified at the Royal Free Hospital in 1976 and has been ITV ‘s Health Editor on TV-am, Daybreak and Good Morning Britain since 1989.

Dr Jacqueline Payne
General Practitioner, Medical Author

Jacqueline was a GP in Kendal, Cumbria for 25 years, where she trained young GPs for the RCGP and was an Instructing Doctor for the FSRH.

Dr Jan Sambrook
General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Jan Sambrook qualified from the University of Sheffield in 1992. 

Dr Jennifer Kelly
General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Jennifer Kelly is a GP and medical author for She is also the founder and CEO of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust for childhood cancer awareness and research. 

Dr Jessica Garner
General Practitioner

Dr Jessica Garner is a GP and health writer and graduated from Medical School in 2002.

Joelle O'Neill

Joelle O'Neill is a registered Dietician based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. She currently works at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, providing essential hospital and community health services.

Dr John Cox

Dr John Cox worked as a Medical Registrar in the UK and New Zealand after finishing a GP training scheme and also worked as a locum Physician in New Zealand. 

Julian Turner
Freelance Journalist

Julian Turner is a freelance journalist and Editor of Compelo Energy. He began his career as a feature writer at IPC Media, before joining the BBC as a staff news and feature writer for the corporation’s commercial web operation. 

Karen Gordon
Freelance Journalist

Karen is an NCTJ-qualified freelance journalist with a special interest in health. She has written extensively on women’s and men’s health, sexual health and mental health.

Kerry Taylor-Smith
BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences
Freelance journalist

Kerry has been a freelance writer, editor and proofreader since 2016; she specialises in science and health-related topics and has written on everything from astronomy to nanomaterials to mental health and social media, and everything in between.

Dr Laurence Knott
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, MBBS
General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Lawrence Knott qualified in 1973 and has had extensive experience as a General Practitioner. He is a medical author who has contributed to many lay and professional publications. 

Prof Lesley Regan
President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Professor Lesley Regan became the 30th President of the RCOG in September 2016. She is Head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at St Mary’s Campus, Imperial College London. 

Lilly Sabri
BSc Physiotherapy, MCSP, MHPC, MAACP, MACSPM
Physiotherapist, Personal Trainer

Lilly Sabri is a chartered Physiotherapist, APPI pilates instructor, fitness, health and lifestyle influencer and founder of #LeanWithLilly.

Dr Louise Newson
BSc (Hons) Pathology, MB, ChB (Hons), MRCP, MRCGP, DFFP, FRCGP

Louise qualified from Manchester University in 1994 and is a GP and menopause expert in Solihull, West Midlands. She is also an editor for the British Journal of Family Medicine (BJFM).

Lydia Smith
Freelance Journalist
Lydia Smith is an award-winning journalist and feature writer who has written extensively on women's health, mental health and human rights. 
Dr Mary Harding
General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Mary Harding qualified from Cambridge University medical school in 1989. Mary has been a GP in Hertfordshire since 1994, and is currently working as a portfolio GP. 

Dr Mary Lowth
MA (Cantab), MB, BChir, DFFP, DRCOG, PG Cert, Med Ed, FRCGP, MA (London)

Dr Mary Lowth was a Suffolk GP for 20 years, specialising in paediatrics and child protection and, subsequently, the assessment of patients who have experienced sexual violence and torture.

Dr Max Pemberton
Psychiatrist and media doctor

Max Pemberton is a doctor, journalist and writer. He is based in London and works in mental health. 

Michael Stewart
BPharm, MRPharmS
Pharmacist, Medical Author

Michael qualified as a pharmacist in 2000 and joined the authoring team in 2016. He oversees and quality assures all the medicine leaflet content.

Michelle Wright
General Practitioner, Medial Author
Milly Evans
FPA Youth Councellor, Sex Education Campaigner

Milly Evans is a sexual health campainger, writer and activist. 

Natalie Healey
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
Head of Editorial

Natalie is head of editorial at Patient. She is a London-based health journalist who has been writing about science and medicine for several years. She was previously digital editor at Hearst.

Dr Nick Imm
Surgeon Commander, Medical Author

Nick Imm qualified in 1993 and joined EMIS as a clinical author for in 2013.

Dr Oliver Starr

Dr Oliver Starr is a general practitioner in Hertfordshire and an undergraduate tutor at University College Medical School. 

Dr Partha Kar
Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Partha Kar has been a Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust since 2008. 

Priya Tew

Priya is an award-winning dietitian with over 10 years of experience. Her specialist areas include eating disorders, mental health, IBS, FODMAPs, coeliac disease and many more. 

Dr Richard Draper
General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Richard Draper qualified in 1981 and has worked 24 years in general practice, currently as a GP partner, Oxshott Medical Practice, Oxshott Surrey. He also spent 6 years as an author for EMIS, although he is not authoring currently.

Dr Roger Henderson
General Practitioner, Medical Author

Dr Roger Henderson qualified as a GP in 1985 and has authored for EMIS since early 2013.

Ros Jones

Ros Jones

BA (Hons) Applied Language Studies
Medical Proofreader

Ros joined EMIS (now in 2009. Her initial role focused on meticulous checking of clinical articles, patient leaflets and medicine leaflets, to ensure consistency of spelling, grammar, reference material and brand style. With the site’s commitment to expansion of content material, she now also enjoys reading features and recipes, together with ad hoc in-house site text and promotional content.

Rose Constantine Smith
BSc (Hons), ANutr

Rose has authored for several publications including The Healthy Food Guide and is also a Nutrition and Wellbeing Manager for The Good Eating Company.

Dr Rosemary Leonard MBE
General Practitioner and Medical Journalist

Rosemary qualified with double first class honours from Cambridge University, and after training in sexual health, obstetrics and gynaecology became a GP.

Ross Davies
Freelance Journalist

Ross Davies is a freelance journalist.

Rowanna Watson
Vegan Health Coach, Author

Rowanna Watson (AKA The Vegan Health Coach) is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who helps people optimise their lives through healthy diet and lifestyle choices. 

Sally Turner
Freelance Journalist

Sally Turner is a writer and broadcaster specialising in sexual health and women’s issues. She is also Creative Director of Women4Real, a health and communications consultancy which champions women’s health, sexuality and well-being.

Sara Lindberg
BSc (Hons), MSc
Freelance journalist

Sara Lindberg is a freelance health, fitness, and wellness writer. She holdss a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a Master's degree in Counselling.

Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE
MA (Cantab), BM, BCh (Oxon), DRCOG, FRCGP
Clinical Director

After training in medicine at Cambridge and Oxford, Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE became a GP and entered partnership in a busy inner city London practice in 1990. She became a GP trainer in 1994, and has trained no fewer than 27 aspiring GPs.

Sarah Graham
MA, Newspaper, Journalism
Freelance health journalist

Sarah Graham is an award-winning freelance health journalist, and founder of the feminist women's health blog Hysterical Women ( 

Prof Swaran Singh
MD, FRCPsych, DM
Head of Mental Health & Wellbeing, University of Warwick

Swaran Singh is Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry at Warwick Medical School, Director of the Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research at University of Warwick and an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist with the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust. 

Torie True
BEd (Hons) History
Recipe Developer

In 2009, after the birth of her second child, Torie True left the city and set up her food blog ( focusing on home cooking with herbs and spices. 

Val Stones
Baker, Recipe Developer

Val competed on the Great British Bake Off in 2016 and quickly won the hearts of the nation with her homely bakes. 

Dr Yassir Javaid
Cardiovascular lead Nene CCG, Primary Care Cardiovascular lead, East Midlands Clinical Network

Dr Javaid qualified from Cambridge University and completed his GP VTS training in Northampton. He has an interest in cardiology and echocardiography and was a clinical lead in the Northamptonshire Community Cardiology service, which had a focus on patients with heart failure and valve disease.