About Our Authors

Judy Irwig

Judy Irwig has devoted a large part of her career to writing and recording songs for children, conveying important messages about relationships, self-respect and respect for the environment. She brings to this partnership the perspective of a healthcare consumer. Her non-medical background allows her to explain ideas clearly without resorting to technical jargon or making assumptions that often come from years of professional training.

Ray Washington

Ray Washington is an Australian writer and journalist, who has been reporting on health and medical issues for more than 5 years.

Dr Lyndal Trevana, MB BS (Hons), PhD

Dr Trevena is a general practitioner and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. She is interested in making evidence-based practice more feasible for busy clinicians and their patients, and ensuring that good quality information is at hand for making decisions with individual patients.