Hi, I’m Zara. I am a medical doctor, senior clinical writer, editor and researcher. I have so enjoyed balancing my clinical work as a registered doctor in South Africa, United Kingdom and Ireland with my clinical editorial career over the last 14 years. I look forward to making health and wellness information more understandable and accessible to the general public and patients.
(What) I do:
- Papers for peer-reviewed publications
- Clinical decision-support product content and design
- Clinical guidelines, decision pathways and algorithms
- Patient information leaflets and brochures
- Healthcare e-learning content
- Health and wellbeing programme development
- Wellness and lifestyle articles and newsletters
- Healthcare and wellbeing website content.
- Health and social care app and content development
- Digital health clinical safety and risk management.
Zara, naturally has an excellent publication record. Her recent published papers are as follows:
Quail Z, Bolton L, Massey K. Digital delivery of non-pharmacological intervention programmes for people living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic. BMJ Case Reports CP 2021;14:e242550.
Noble C, Medin D, Quail Z, Young C, Carter M. How Does Participation in Formal Education or Learning for Older People Affect Wellbeing and Cognition? A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. 2021;7:2333721420986027
Quail Z, Carter MM, Wei A, Li X. Management of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease using a non-pharmacological intervention program: A case report. Medicine. 2020;99:21(e20128).
Quail Z, Wei A, Zhang VF, Carter MM. Barriers to dementia diagnosis and care in China. BMJ Case Reports CP 2020;13:e232115.
Carter M, Quail Z, Bourke A, Young C. A Structured Cognitive Intervention Pathway as a decision-support tool for non-pharmacological interventions within a dementia care service (Innovative practice). Dementia (London, England). 2019:1471301219886243.
Adams S, Ehrlich R, Ismaili N, Quail Z, Jeebhay M. Occupational Health Challenges Facing the Department of Health: Protecting employees against tuberculosis and caring for former mineworkers with occupational health disease. South Africa Health Review 2012/2013.
Carter MM, Wei A, Li X. An individualised, non-pharmacological treatment strategy associated with an improvement in neuropsychiatric symptoms in a man with dementia living at home. BMJ Case Reports CP 2019;12:e229048. (editor)
Quail Z, Doxford H. Feedback process for online therapeutic activities. The Journal of Dementia Care (UK). 2021;29:4.
Carter C, Vickers J, Quail Z. UTAS MOOC makes its mark in China. Australian Journal of Dementia Care. 2021;10:2.
Bolton L, Quail Z. Meeting psychosocial needs in multicultural groups. The Journal of Dementia Care (UK). 2020;28:3.
Products Zara has provided clinical content and editing for include:
Map of Medicine