Our Contributors


Vision: Healthy People, Strong Communities. Mission: Working together to prevent alcohol and other drug problems in communities.


6minutes delivers breaking news, up-to-the-minute developments in medicine, politics and clinical practice, as well as an insider's look at the profession. 


Medical Editor, Your Doctor.


Eliza Hayward is owner and founder of Divine Flow Yoga on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Divine Flow caters for everyone from beginners to advanced. Eliza’s classes are offered to inspire and encourage students to move and breathe more mindfully and consistently. Everyone, especially beginners are always welcomed into Eliza’s classes as she focuses on teaching alignment and mobility.


Dr Golly is a Melbourne-based paediatrician specialising in children’s acute and chronic medical conditions, with a particular interest in the newborn period and unsettled babies.


To lead, empower and mobilise the community to beat cancer.

Hepatitis NSW

Hepatitis NSW is a not-for-profit charity started by the hepatitis community. Together we inform, support and educate. We provide information, support, referral and advocacy for people affected by hepatitis C in NSW.   

Medical Observer

Our mission is to keep you informed and connected with breaking news and opinion across a broad range of topics. For nearly 30 years, our dedicated journalists and Doctors have brought readers the most important developments in clinical practice, research and politics.


SANE Australia is a national charity helping all Australians affected by mental illness.


The Australian Podiatry Association is the largest and oldest peak body representing podiatry and promoting foot health in Australia. As the leading provider of quality continuing education for podiatrists, we support our members with opportunities to develop their professional career, uphold standards and build connections. We are committed to the advancement of podiatry to improve foot health in the community. The positive impact of podiatric care changes the lives of one in five Australians who suffer from foot pain.


Dr Naseem Mirbagheri is one of the few female colorectal surgeons operating in Victoria, and is currently the only one holding a PhD in pelvic floor disorders. Dr Naseem obtained her medical qualifications from the University of Melbourne in 2003, and has spent a total of 14 years training extensively in surgery at multiple hospitals around Victoria and Australia.


Working towards a world without Muscular Dystrophy - but in the mean time, there's the MDA providing Support and Hope as an organisation respected by and a proponent of the MD Community.

Australian Doctor

australiandoctor.com.au is the leading news and information website for Australian General Practitioners. Australian Doctor, a weekly newspaper sent to GPs, prescribing specialists and senior RMOs, has a hard-hitting approach together with a long tradition of editorial excellence.


Alzheimer's Australia. We represent the more than 353,800 Australians living with dementia and the estimated 1.2 million Australians involved in their care. We advocate for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provide support services, education and information.


Rada is an award-winning medical journalist and a former president of the Australasian Medical Writers Association.

Cancer Council Victoria

Cancer Council Victoria is a non-profit cancer charity organisation involved in cancer research, patient support, cancer prevention and advocacy.

Amanda Davey

Medical writer and editor of 6minutes. 


Parkinson's Australia is the national peak body and charity representing more than 70,000 Australians living with Parkinson’s. We advocate for the needs of people living with Parkinson’s, and for their families and carers.


Thyroid Australia is a support organisation for people with thyroid conditions as well as their families and their friends. Thyroid Australia is a voluntary organisation whose founding members have suffered or been affected by various thyroid conditions and who wish to help others in similar situations.

SIDS and Kids

SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and supporting bereaved families. We deliver on our vision through world class research; evidence-based education and bereavement support; and advocacy.

SBH Queensland

SBH Queensland has been supporting children and adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus since 1970. In 2015 over 700 adults and children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their families received information, support and therapy from SBH Queensland.

Glaucoma Australia

Glaucoma Australia is the peak glaucoma awareness/education/support association in Australia. It is a registered, national, not-for-profit organisation. Glaucoma Australia’s mission is “To eliminate glaucoma blindness”.


As the only organisation for Tuberous Sclerosis in Australia, Tuberous Sclerosis Australia (formerly ATSS) undertakes a wide variety of activities to benefit the individuals living with TSC and their families in Australia. These include education, support services, advocacy and research.


Hugo Wilcken is the editor of Medical Observer's sister publications, Specialist Updates.


Haemophilia Foundation Australia (HFA) represents the Australian bleeding disorders community. We are committed to improving treatment and care through representation and advocacy, education and the promotion of research.


Australian Hearing is the nation’s leading hearing specialist and largest provider of Government funded hearing services.


Lisa Yates is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics, graduating in 1995. Lisa runs her own private practice in Frenchs Forest Sydney and has interests in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, weight management, gastroenterology and sports nutrition.


PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia supports women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood. PANDA operates Australia’s only National Helpline for individuals and their families to recover from perinatal anxiety and depression, a serious illness that affects up to one in five expecting or new mums and one in ten expecting or new dads.


Diabetes Australia was established in 1984 and is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk. Through leadership, prevention, management and research, Diabetes Australia is committed to reducing the impact of diabetes. We work in partnership with diabetes health professionals and educators, researchers and healthcare providers to minimise the impact of diabetes on the Australian community.  


Health& is your personal health companion for life. We help manage you and your family’s health.


Rachel Worsley is a reporter with Medical Observer and the Specialist Updates sister publications. She has written for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Conversation, and was an executive producer on community radio station 2SER.


AAP is the media company that businesses turn to for news, information and publishing solutions. With breaking news firmly at our core, our vast range of products and services help clients connect with and engage their audiences. AAP is your integrated, simple solution.


The Stroke Foundation is a national not-for-profit organisation working across the stroke journey, supporting stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, governments and the public to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community.  We are the voice of stroke in Australia.  Our mission is to stop stroke, save lives and end suffering.  


Michael Woodhead has been a medical journalist for more than 15 years. A pharmacology graduate, he worked on medical newspapers in the UK, Hong Kong and New Zealand and worked as a reporter with Australian Doctor before helping set up 6minutes.


Clare Pain combines freelancing as a science and medical writer with working as a medical journalist onMedical Observer's sister Specialist Update titles. She has written for many outlets including New ScientistCosmos, and the ABC. Her work was selected to appear in Australia's Best Science Writing 2015.