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

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

The ‘Power Elephant’ In The Room

A conversation with Lauren Weinstein about how power differences are intrinsically present in co-production and what she’s doing to overcome them

Why Provision is not Enough

How atomising problems and providing programmes ignores what really matters in enabling people to turn their lives around

Halfway Between a Stranger and a Friend

A conversation with Maff Potts on how 20 years working at the sharp end of society has taught it him that only two things matter, and what he’s doing about it

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Upcoming talks

September 10 - Keynote

Trends in Global Health Care, Novartis MS Worldwide Franchise Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

October 9 - Keynote & Workshops

The Medicaid Transformation Learning Symposium, Seatac, WA

March 5 - Keynote

Bond Healthcare – West Coast, USA

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