Contributors to Of Doctors By Doctors

Although the editors for this project are the same research team that led the pilot study Of Doctors By Doctors, we are privileged to collaborate with a number of distinguished researchers in this new research anthology.

Below you will find the names of our collaborating researchers, the chapters they are contributing to the project, and short biographies.

Dr. Clarissa Fabre


History of Women in Medicine

United Kingdom

After completing her medical training in Sydney, Australia, Dr Fabre worked for a year in Canada (including work with indigenous Indian and Eskimo children) before moving to the UK (London and then Oxford). Her initial specialist training was in adult medicine and paediatrics, including two years of clinical research in Oxford on perinatal factors affecting child growth and development.

For the last 30 years she has been the Senior Partner in a semi-rural general practice in the UK. She also developed an interest in medical politics, culminating in the presidency of the UK Medical Women’s Federation (2010-2012), and representative of all East and West Sussex general practitioners at the British Medical Association (BMA) in London (2005 to 2012).
Dr Fabre was appointed to the position of Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) representative at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2012. She became MWIA president-elect in 2016, and took up the presidency in New York in 2019. She was closely involved in developing MWIA’s training module on Violence against women and girls, and is particularly interested in the involvement of men and boys in prevention

Dr. Ian Freckleton

Chapters: International Law and Workplace Violence

Dr. Dabota Buowari

Chapter: Nigeria

Dr Dabota Yvonne Buowari is a Nigerian anesthesiologist, emergency physician, poet and author. She is member of the Research and Scientific Committee of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) since 2010 and Vice-Chair of the work life balance special interest group in 2019. She is a victim of sexual harassment at the workplace, which triggered her interest in the topic. Dabota was part of the team that conducted the MWIA sexual harassment study. She is a member of the Research Collaboration Network of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria conducting the Challenges of Residency Training and Early Career Doctors in Nigeria Study (CHARTING STUDY).

Dr. Pringl Miller

Chapter: United States of America

Dr. Arghavan Salles

Chapter: United States of America

Dr. Takashi Watari

Chapter: Japan

Dr. Antonella Vezzano

Chapter: Italy

Prof. Hyun-Young Shin

Chapter: Republic of Korea

Dr. Ana Beatriz Cosel

Chapter: Argentina

Dr. Sanjiv Ahluwalia


Chapter: Male Activists

Sanjiv has been Postgraduate Dean for Health Education England’s North Central and East London (NECL) local office since 2016. Prior to taking up this appointment, Sanjiv was Head of Primary Care Education and Development, and has been involved in medical education since 2002.
Sanjiv continues to work as a general medical practitioner in North London. He has completed a doctorate in education from the UCL Institute of Education. His research interests include the role of medical education in improving patient care. He has published extensively in specialty and educational journals.

Dr. Rachel Roberts

Chapter: Male Activism

Rachel is Primary Care Dean, North Central and East London, Health Education England. Her main objectives and interests are the development hand in hand of primary and community care education, workforce, and services for population health. In her role for Health Education England, she assists in management of trainees, educators, and learning environments where complex issues develop, including regulatory and educational issues, supported by the Post Graduate Dean and Complex Cases Team.
She is a clinical skills assessment examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners, and has a keen interest in services for trainees needing additional support. She recently published The CSA Exam: Maximising Your Success, with two other examiners and RCGP recent role player lead. She has a special interest in supporting everyone to achieve their potential.