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Editorial team


Professor Don Nutbeam

Professor Nutbeam is currently a Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney and Executive Director of Sydney Health Partners, an organisation which works to translate research into evidence-based healthcare. Formerly a Senior Advisor at the Sax Institute, Professor Nutbeam is a public health scientist with research interests in the social and behavioural determinants of health, and in the development and evaluation of public health interventions. His career has spanned positions in universities, government, health services and an independent health research institute. This includes university leadership roles in Australia and the UK, and a period as Head of Public Health in the UK Department of Health during the Blair Government (2000–2003).

Associate Editors

Our Associate Editor team

Our Associate Editors are subject experts who sit on our Editorial board and also play a critical role in assessing manuscripts and assigning them for peer review. Visit our Editorial board page for full biographical details for each of our Associate Editors.


Ms Megan Howe

Ms Howe has been a journalist and editor for more than 25 years, specialising in medical publishing for most of that time. She has worked for medical publications in the UK and Australia, including as Editor of Australia’s leading medical publication, Australian Doctor. She has also worked in medical communications, including at the Sax Institute and Genome.One at the Garvan Institute. She holds a BA (Communications) from UTS and is currently studying a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Newcastle.

Deputy Editor

Ms Asiyah Pascoe

Ms Pascoe is a medical writer/editor with over 20 years of global experience working in both industry and academic settings. She has worked as a scientific director and account director for medical communication agencies in the US, Canada, and Australia. Ms Pascoe holds a BS (Biology) degree from Columbia University and a Master of Science degree from New York University with a specialisation in psychiatric genetics.