About the book

Of Doctors By Doctors: International is a research anthology. While the Introduction, Conclusion, and Australia chapter are each authored by our Editorial team, all other chapters are authored by different contributors, hailing from all around the world. The book is divided into 4 sections:

Section 1: Context

This section provides a brief holistic introduction to the issue of sexual harassment of doctors by doctors in a broadly international scope.

Section 2: Interdisciplinary Lenses

This section discusses the dilemmas encountered at different systemic levels when attempting to address the issue of sexual harassment of doctors by doctors.

Section 3: International Perspectives

This section presents case studies from different countries around the globe, aiming to provide insight into the cultural, sociohistorical, and institutional influences on the narrative trajectory of sexual harassment of doctors by doctor

Section 4: The Way Forward

This section provides insight into the perspectives of current medical students, who are looking to this medical culture as their future profession, and explores different theories of how to bring about cultural change as a medical student, from the bottom-up, and from the top-down.

Confirmed Contributors

We are privileged to include in this project a number of prestigious contributors. Below, we recognise the contributors who have confirmed their intentions to work on this project.

Each contributor has been invited to provide a brief biography. These have been included in the pages dedicated to their chapters, and can be found by clicking the links to each chapter.Information on the editorial team can be found here.

This page is regularly updated as our work with contributors progresses.

Section 1: Context

Section 2: Interdisciplinary Lenses

Section 3: International Perspectives

This section presents case studies from different countries around the globe, aiming to provide insight into the cultural, sociohistorical, and institutional influences on the narrative trajectory of sexual harassment of doctors by doctors. Each chapter features:

  • a description of the cultural contexts in which the case study takes place
  • the case study, loosely following the methodology of Stone, Douglas, and Phillips (2019)
  • A reflective essay, using the case study and context to guide analysis and reflection on that country’s achievements, failures, barriers, and potential new directions to prevent and manage the sexual harassment of doctors by doctors.

These chapters are currently grouped by WHO region, to ensure that we engage a sufficiently broad range of perspectives.

Contributors needed

We believe that attempts to address sexual violence in any community should be guided by core principles of respectful and meaningful collaboration. We are very conscious that our core editors are all white Australian GPs, and that our perspectives could potentially dominate the conversation. This is why we are asking for researchers from all areas of the globe and from different disciplines to talk about their own communities, to balance our perspectives and provide as representative a book as possible.

In the interest of generating a diverse and balanced platform for these perspectives, we welcome contact from researchers who we do not already have within our network. However, this project is being published as a book, and as such we have a limited amount of chapters available. We are currently in our final stage of recruitment, and are seeking contributors for the following chapters:

Everyday Advocacy: From Theory to Praxis

This chapter is intended to acquaint the reader with different kinds of advocacy, particularly grassroots activisms, and with the specific strategies that have achieved some success in bringing about change. What does it mean to be part of a “movement”? What kind of work does it involve to sustain a “movement”, and to make it effective? How can activists and advocates balance the competing demands of community organising, work, and life, against activist burnout or vicarious trauma that can arise from issues such as workplace sexual harms?

We are also seeking contributors in the following WHO regions:


  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

South-East Asia

  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • North Korea
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Maldives
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste

If you are a researcher in any of the above countries, please get in touch using the form at the bottom of the page.

What if my chapter isn’t on your list?

Although we have necessary restrictions on the content included in the book itself, this project is part of a broader international dialogue, and we want to continue its momentum. We are currently in the process of extending this project in the form of an observatory, to ensure that publication of the book does not close the door on other stories being told, and heard.

Therefore, if you are a researcher or an expert in a subject that is not provided for within our chapter briefs, please reach out to us, as we intend to use this site to continue to update research relating to this project even after publication of the book itself.

How you can help

Are you a researcher who wants to contribute to the book?

Are you representing a foundation who wants to partner with our project?

Or are you simply passionate about the project and hoping to help out however you can?

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Email us through the form below, and don’t forget to spread the word using #ofdoctorsbydoctors