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ThinkGP Blog Contributors

Dr Simon Cowap

MBBS (Hons), FRACGP
Simon is a GP working in Alexandria, New South Wales. He has a strong interest in mental health and has worked for headspace and the Brain and Mind Research Institute. He has also been active for many years in communication and medical education. Along with medical student and registrar training, he has been involved in developing and presenting a range of mental health education modules for GPs. He has contributed to a number of websites and journals, including regularly for Medical Observer and the Australian. He is a reviewer for Australian Family Physician, and is a clinical editor for the Sydney Health Pathways project.

Dr Joe Kosterich

MBBS
Doctor, speaker, author of three books, media presenter and health industry consultant, Dr Joe Kosterich wants you to be healthy and get the most out of life.
He is a regular on Channel 9 and radio, writes for various medical and mainstream publications, as well as maintaining a website and blog providing health information. He is the health ambassador for locally grown fresh potatoes. Dr Joe also gives practical motivational health talks for the general public and organizations.

Tim Cassettari

BSc(Nutr)(Hons), BAppSc(Ex&SpSc)
Tim is an Accredited Dietitian, nutrition consultant, health coach and one of Australia’s few health experts university trained in dietetics, psychology and exercise science.
As a health coach, Tim helps people to improve their health and happiness, without dieting. He combines world-class nutrition expertise with the science of behaviour change.

Dr Raymond Goh

MBBS (Hons), FRACS(Plast)
Dr Ray Goh is a Brisbane-based plastic surgeon, who performs both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. His surgical training was completed in Brisbane and Melbourne, and further international fellowships were undertaken in leading centres in Asia and North America. Dr Goh is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS), and the Queensland Hand Surgery Society (QHSS). Dr Goh enjoys writing and has published extensively, both informally in community and general practice literature, as well as in international peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals and textbooks.

Dr Melanie Considine

MBBS(Adel); Dip. Child Health; Cert. Womens Health; FRACGP
Dr. Mel Considine is a GP in Clare, South Australia. She is passionate about rural general practice and believes in life-long learning. Dr. Considine's main areas of interest include preventative medicine, chronic disease management, women's health, paediatrics, and mental health. She is active on social media with a personal blog page which helps to keep her up to date with current medical topics. Dr Considine is also a member on several boards, including the Rural Faculty of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and is actively involved in advocacy for both rural clinicians and the wider rural community.

Melanie McGrice

BScNutr, Hons, MNutrDiet, AdvAPD, MAICD
Melanie McGrice is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a Masters degree in Dietetics. Melanie is one of Australia’s most well-known dietitians, writing for a host of popular periodicals including the Australian Women’s Weekly, Kidspot and Good Health magazine, and is regularly interviewed by TV and radio. Melanie has also authored three books including ‘The Pregnancy Weight Plan’ and her blog is read by thousands of mums and mums-to-be each week. Melanie is also the Director of Nutrition Plus, a Melbourne-based dietetic company that specialises in fertility, pregnancy and women’s health. She is a past Board Director of the Dietitian’s Association of Australia and Weight Management Council of Australia.

Professor Trisha Dunning AM

RN, CDE, MEd, PhD
Trisha is a credentialed Diabetes Educator and researcher at Deakin University and Barwon Health in Geelong Victoria. She is passionate about caring for older people with diabetes, palliative and end of life diabetes care and personalising care across life and diabetes transitions. A a prolific writer with over 250 peer-reviewed papers and numerous publications, she is active on many clinical, research and academic committees and is recognised internationally for her work in diabetes care and research. She is a member of Diabetes Victoria Board on Management and The Australian Diabetes Educators Association Research Foundation.