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Dr Betty Mousikou, Editor

BetBMty is the Editor of BMC Medical Education. Betty did first a BA in Primary Education at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, then an MA in Speech and Language Therapy, an MA in Cognitive Neuropsychology, and a BA in Linguistics at Complutense University of Madrid. She then moved to Sydney to do a PhD in Cognitive Science at Macquarie University. Before joining BMC, Betty worked in academia for 10 years: she was a Marie-Curie Experienced Researcher at Bangor University, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Göttingen.  

Senior Editorial Board Members 

Professor Peter Anderson

Peter GNew Content Item. Anderson, DVM, PhD is a professor of Pathology and Director of Pathology Undergraduate Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. His major area of research is cardiovascular pathophysiology with special emphasis on animal models of human disease. He is involved in numerous collaborative research activities of the vascular reaction to mechanical injury and intravascular stents. Dr. Anderson is also very active in educational pursuits, most notably in using technology to enhance teaching and learning. He holds leadership positions in many national and international educational organizations and has been a frequent guest speaker on issues related to medical education.

Professor Samy Azer

New Content ItemProfessor Samy Azer is an Australian physician, author and medical academic. He was honoured to contribute to medical education in several countries. He graduated in medicine and completed his training in gastroenterology. He obtained a PhD from the University of Sydney, a Master in Education, and a Master in Public Health from New South Wales, Australia. He is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG). He was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne. He is a visiting professor at the University of Toyama, Japan, and was a professor of Medical Education at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. Currently, he is a professor of medical education and Chair of Curriculum Development and Research at King Saud University college of medicine. He has been invited as a keynote speaker to conferences in South East Asia, Sweden, Turkey, Australia, the Middle East countries and the United States. He has over 100 original articles published in scientific journals and authored five medicine and medical education textbooks. He is Editor at PLOS ONE, Editor at MEDICINE, and the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology and BMC Medical Education. He is a Senior Editor at Health Professions Education. Recently he was granted Fellowship of the Association of Medical Education in Europe (FAMEE) for his leadership in medical education globally.

Professor Salman Yousuf Guraya

ProfessNew Content Itemor Salman Guraya is a senior medical educator, laparoscopic surgeon, editor, and an academic professional. Currently, he is serving as Vice Dean of College of Medicine and Head of Surgical Unit University of Sharjah. He is an experienced minimally invasive surgeon with special interest in colorectal and endocrine surgery. His surgical and academic experience spans over several countries including UK, Scotland, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Prof. Guraya is Director of Basic Surgical Skills and CCrISP courses by the RCS England. He has authored numerous multi-center research articles with eminent scholars from Germany, Malaysia, Holland, KSA, Italy, Saudi Arabia and UK about surgical innovations and technologies, simulation and artificial intelligence and the use of technologies in MedEd. Dr. Guraya is an active editor of BMC Medical Education (Springer Nature), Frontiers in Surgical Oncology, and Advances in Biomedical and Health Sciences (Wolters Kluwer). In medical education, his main areas of expertise are curriculum interventions, simulation in teaching and learning, professionalism and ethics, getting scholarly work published in the peer review journals, using technologies in teaching and assessment, clinical training in the new normal, and program evaluation.

Professor Sigrid Harendza

SiNew Content Itemgrid Harendza, MD, MME, is full professor for internal medicine and educational research at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. She worked as postdoctoral fellow at UCSF, San Francisco, and received a Master of Medical Education degree at the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 2004. At the Medical Faculty in Hamburg, she was vice-dean of education from 4/2006 until 3/2007 and received the Ars Legendi Award by the German Rectors’ Conference and the Stifterverand für die Deutsche Wissenschaft in 2006. She is board member of the German Association for Medical Education (GMA) since 2012. Her main research interests are clinical reasoning, competence-based assessment, and uncertainty. She joined the BMC Medical Education Editorial Board in 2013.

Professor Blossom Yen-Ju Lin

Blossom rNew Content Itemeceived a BS in pharmacy in China Medical University and a MS in biochemistry in National Taiwan University in Taiwan. She got a PhD at the Program of Health Services Organization and Research at Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. Now she is a professor at Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taiwan. Blossom has worked in academia for more than 20 years. As a principal investigator, Blossom has got research funding from Taiwan National Science Council, Taiwan National Health Research Institute, and Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare, covering topics on medical education, and in health care.

Associate Professor Jacqueline McLaughlin

New Content ItemJacqui McLaughlin, PhD is an associate professor and director of CIPhER (Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education and Research) at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She received her bachelor of science in Biological Engineering from North Carolina State University, master of science in Biomedical Engineering from University of Memphis/University of Tennessee, and doctor of philosophy in Educational Research and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University. Dr. McLaughlin has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles about higher education, including studies about design thinking, diversity, experiential learning, flipped learning, graduate education, interprofessional education, and student selection. She has also received the Excellence in Assessment Award, Emerging Scholar in Teaching and Learning Award, and New Investigator Award from American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Professor Christopher Roberts

Chris New Content ItemRoberts MBChB MRCGP FRACGP MMedSci (Primary and Community Care) PhD is an Educational Consultant based in the UK. He is an Honorary Professor in Medical and Health Sciences Education at Sydney Medical School, and at Hull York Medical School in the UK. He has held a number of senior positions within Sydney Medical School, within the wider University of Sydney, and before that, in the UK at the Sheffield Medical School.  He has been a consultant to the Royal College of Australian Physicians and the former General Practice Education and Training on evaluating and developing national selection strategies. His medical and health science education research includes clinical learning and teaching, selection focussed assessment, and professionalism. He supervises an active group of doctoral students in medical education research. He has been an active clinical teacher for over 30 years, including developing and implementing large-scale interprofessional learning. He has received teaching awards at the Faculty, University, Australian national, and international levels.

Professor Olwyn Westwood 

ProNew Content Itemfessor Olwyn Westwood is a recognised medical educator and alumnus of King’s College London. Having academic and leadership roles within post-1992 and Russell Group institutions, and programme director for a Masters in Medical Education, she is a mentor to colleagues in pedagogic practice and research supervision. A Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Olwyn is an advisor for Royal College membership examinations, and the UK’s National Prescribing Safety Assessment. She is well-versed in quality assurance and enhancement, having been a GMC reviewer for around 10 years, she led two successful GMC audits at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London and the GMC’s process for Brunel University London to be permitted to recruit medical students for the launch a new medical school. She is a member of the HEE Medical Doctors’ Apprenticeship Implementation Group and been a board member of Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions. She has extensive experience in the collaborative partnership for the development of UK primary medical awards. Her international advisory roles on curriculum and quality assurance, e.g. China, Malaysia, Brunei, Georgia, have facilitated her insight into the cultural, social and political requirements and issues in medical curriculum development and delivery.

Professor Marjo Wijnen-Meijer

New Content ItemMarjo Wijnen-Meijer, PhD, is professor of medical education and team leader of curriculum development at the Medical Education Center, School of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Germany. Her responsibilities include development of medical curricula, design of faculty development programs and the coordination of (international) research projects in the field of medical education.

Professor Tim Wilkinson

Tim WilkinsoNew Content Itemn is Professor in Medicine and medical education at the University of Otago, New Zealand.  He is deputy Dean for the University of Otago’s Christchurch campus. He was the MBChB programme director 2013-2021 and was Associate Dean (Medical Education) in Christchurch from 1997-2018.  He has a MClinEd, PhD and MD that are all in medical education. His research interests are assessment of clinical competence and performance, workplace learning, selection into medical school, career paths, and professionalism. He works as a consultant physician in geriatric medicine.

Dr Betty Mousikou, BMC, Germany

Assistant Editor
Dr Catherine Rice, BMC, UK

Senior Editorial Board Members 
Peter Anderson, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Samy Azer, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Salman Yousuf Guraya, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Sigrid Harendza, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf
Blossom Yen-Ju Lin, Chang Gung University, Taiwan 
Jacqueline McLaughlin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Chris Roberts, University of Sydney
Olwyn Westwood, Brunel University London, UK
Marjo Wijnen-Meijer, Technical University of Munich
Tim Wilkinson, University of Otago

Editorial Board Members
Eiman Abdel Meguid, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Usman Abubakar, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Karthik Adapa, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA
Tauseef Ahmad, King Saud Univerisity, Saudi Arabia
Soleiman Ahmady, KI and SBMU, Sweden
Ibrahim Al-Busaidi, Christchurch Public Hospital, New Zealand
Sausan Al Kawas, College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah, Utd.Arab.Emir.
Abdullah Alismail, Loma Linda University, USA
Mitra Amini, Shiraz Medical School, Iran
Elize Archer, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Stefanie Attardi, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, USA
Renren Bai, Hangzhou Normal University, China
Yajnavalka Banerjee, MBRU, UAE
Sary Beidas, National University, USA
Joana Berger-Estilita, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Switzerland
Shoaleh Bigdeli, Center for Educational Research in Medical Sciences (CERMS), Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine & University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Justin Bilszta, University of Melbourne, Australia
Malcolm Boyle, Monash University, Australia
Jan Breckwoldt, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Giampiera Bulfone, University of Catania, Italy
Bryan Burford, Newcastle University, UK
Annette Burgess, The University of Sydney, Australia
Jamiu Busari, School of Health Professions Education, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Tudor Calinici, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Sandra Carr, University of Western Australia, Australia
Caroline Carrico, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Bernard Cerutti, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Yu-Che Chang, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Fei Chen, University of North Carolina, USA
Yen-Yuan Chen, Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Bioethics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan R.O.C.
Derek Choi-Lundberg, University of Tasmania, Australia
Michael Co, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Claire Condron, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland
Ian Couper, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Monica Cuddy, NBME, USA
Angelo Dante, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Mayssoon Dashash, Damascus University, Syrian Virtual University, Syrian Arab. Rep.
Arnout Jan de Beaufort, Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands
Dianne Delva, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jacqueline Dias, University of Sharjah, Utd.Arab.Emir.
Rebecca Donkin, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Robbert J Duvivier, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Daniel Edwards, Australian Council for Educational Research, Australia
Melih Elcin, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Lia Fluit, Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen, Netherlands
Chan Choong Foong, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Roghayeh Gandomkar, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Neil Gesundheit, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Saeideh Ghaffarifar, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Christina Gummesson, Malmö University and Lund University, Sweden
Shaista Salman Guraya, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Faizal Aminmohamed Haji, Queen’s University, Canada
Wolfgang Hampe, University Medical Centre, Germany
Inam Haq, University of Sydney, Australia
Derek Harmon, The Ohio State University, USA
Sylvia Heeneman, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Michael Hortsch, University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Jianlin Hou, Peking University, China
Wendy Hu, Western Sydney University, Australia
Zhengwei Huang, Jinan University, China
Yera Hur, Hallym University College of Medicine / Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions, Korea
Sören Huwendiek, University Bern, Switzerland
Rintaro Imafuku, Gifu University, Japan
Vikram Jha, Independent advisor and consultant, India
Brian Jolly, The University of Newcastle, UK
Jaime Jordan, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, USA
Salah Eldin Kassab, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Iain Keenan, Newcastle University, UK
Nagina Khan, Touro University Nevada, USA
Priya Khanna Pathak, University of Sydney, Australia
Robin Klein, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Claudia Krebs, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Lalit Krishna, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore
Rashmi Kusurkar, VUmc School of Medical Sciences, Netherlands
Jason Last, University College Dublin, Ireland
Delyse Leadbeatter, The University of Sydney, Australia
Yong-Mee Lee, Korea University College of Medicine, South Korea
Shuh Shing Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Kathleen Leedham-Green, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Steven Lillis, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Kayley Lyons, University of Melbourne, Australia
Mohi Eldin Magzoub, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Usman Mahboob, Khyber Medical University, Pakistan
Md Anwarul Azim MAJUMDER, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Barbados
Bunmi Malau-Aduli, James Cook University, Australia
Priya Martin, The University of Queensland, Australia
Ken Masters, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
David Matheson, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Anthony Montogomery, University of Macedonia, Greece
Leili Mosalanejad, Jahrom university of Medical Sciences, Iran
Aloysius Gonzaga Mubuuke, Makerere University, Uganda
David Musick, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, USA
Thirusha Naidu, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Curtise K. C. Ng, Curtin University, Australia
Hiroshi Nishigori, Kyoto University, Japan
Kathleen Norman, Queen's University, Canada
Champion N. Nyoni, University of the Free State, South Africa
Maree O'Keefe, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Caroline Paul, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, USA
Harm Peters, Dieter Scheffner Center for Medical Education, Germany
Alexander Phillips, Royal Victoria Infirmary, UK
Anna Phillips, University of South Australia, Australia
Gominda G Ponnamperuma, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Amy Prunuske, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Christina Puchalski, George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, George Washington University, USA
Bo Qu, China Medical University, China
Sayeeda Rahman, American University of Integrative Sciences, Barbados
Tobias Raupach, University of Bonn, Germany
Sandeep Reddy, Deakin University, Australia
Eliot Rees, Keele University, United Kingdom
Victoria Roach, University of Washington, USA
Dujeepa Samarasekera, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Stefano Sandrone, Imperial College London, UK
Ralf Schmidmaier, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany
Kai Schnabel, Universität Bern, Switzerland
Nicola Serra, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Pathiyil Ravi Shankar, International Medical University, Malaysia
Malissa Kay Shaw, Chang Gung Medical Education Research Centre, Taiwan
Kiyoshi Shikino, Chiba University, Japan
Saurabh Shrivastava, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, India
Veena Singaram, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Tony Skapetis, University of Sydney, Australia
Anne D Souza, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India
KM Stegers-Jager, Erasmus MC, Netherlands
Goran Strkalj, Flinders University, Australia
Jeanine Suurmond, Amsterdam University Medical Centre, Netherlands
Meenakshi Swamy, Newcastle University, UK
Olga Szafran, University of Alberta, Canada
Mohamed H. Taha, Medical Education Center and College of Medicine University of Sharjah, Utd.Arab.Emir.
Chengxiang Tang, Macquarie University Centre of Health Economy, Australia
Fiona Timmins, University College Dublin, Ireland
Marco Tomietto, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
David Topor, VA Boston Healthcare System, USA
Annie Topping, University of Huddersfield, UK
Sevgi Turan, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Rachel Umoren, University of Washington, USA
Mojtaba Vaismoradi, Nord Univetrsity, Norway
Jacqueline van Wyk, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Marta van Zanten, FAIMER, USA
Martin Veysey, Gosford Hospital, Australia
Ahmed Waqas, Human Development Research Foundation, Pakistan
Bernadette Watson, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Kerry Wilbur, Qatar University, Qatar
Anouk Wouters, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands
Peter Wyer, Columbia University, USA
Xuesong Yang, Jinan University, China, People's Republic
Tim Young, Queen Square Institute of Neurology, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
Nahid Zarifsanaiey, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Marko Zdravkovic, University Medical Centre Maribor, Slovenia

Editorial Advisors
Mark Albanese, University of Wisconsin Medical School, USA
Vanessa Burch, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Chris Candler, University of Oklahoma, USA
Philip Davies, Centre for Management and Policy Studies, UK
Richard M Frankel, Regenstrief Institute, USA
Trisha Greenhalgh, University College London Medical School, UK
Margaret Holmes-Rovner, Michigan State University, USA
Cindy L Lam, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Harold P Lehmann, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Chris McManus, University College London, UK
Charlotte E Rees, University of Dundee, UK
Matthias Siebeck, University of Munich, Germany
Deborah Simpson, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
John R Skelton, University of Birmingham, UK
James Wofford, Wake Forest University, USA
Fredric M Wolf, University of Washington Medical Center, USA

Statistical Advisors
Patrick Barlow, The University of Iowa, USA
Rose Calixte, Winthrop University Hospital, USA
Melanie Goodman, Washington University, USA
Marianna LaNoue, Vanderbilt University, USA
Yoon Soo Park, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA



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