Writer | Researcher | Consultant

Community Health & Medical Information

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My work examines the realities of bridging the health sector and communities. It is fuelled by the insight that health care in high-income countries is increasingly unsustainable because clinical science and practice fail to appreciate how people and communities define their health.

As an independent writer and researcher, I fund my work through consulting, including speaking. My consulting is not only in community health but also in medical information. I am a former medical editor and publisher, and also the former Physician Editor of TEDMED. I began my career at The BMJ.

 
 
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Latest Articles

Solving Through Relationships, Not Transaction

A conversation with Chris Dabbs on how Unlimited Potential has walked the line between serving community residents and serving commissioners

Not Sentimentalizing Community

How understanding the flow of care made possible by social cohesion is fundamental – and may need more ruthless employers

The Unseen Infrastructures of Care

A conversation with Andrew Binet about how the process of care can be mapped like any other form of infrastructure, and what planners should do with it

Exploring the Nuance Under the Buzz

How looking underneath buzz terms like ‘deaths of despair’ and ‘asset-based community development’ is key to finding solutions

When Trust Is Not Enough

A conversation with Graham Duncan about building confidence and hope amongst marginalised populations – and the psychological processes underpinning it

On Power, Co-Production and Feeling Overwhelmed

How co-production, self-management and health promotion all have the potential to increase social inequity, and what you can do about it

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March 5 - Keynote

Bond Healthcare – West Coast, USA

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