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About us

The pmm initiative started in 2014 with a team led by Professor Helen Foster as a collaboration between Newcastle University and Northumbria University ; the first site was followed by the partner site, pmm-nursing that was launched in 2017. The pmm team includes doctors, nurses, therapists, social scientists, web designers and developers and experts in clinical education.  We also have some very young talented artists providing drawings of our team and our work - we hope you enjoy these as much as we do ! 

pmm-international, launched 2018, was developed following feedback from our many users from around the world, with new content to reflect other health care contexts. Our global partners have worked with us and provided new content and images. We are very grateful to our global partners for all their efforts and contributions. The full list of contributors to pmm-international is given below.

Clinical Lead 

Dr Ricardo Russo – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Clinical Lead 

Dr Jane Munro – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Contributing Team

Dr Navid Adib – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Brisbane

Dr Christina Boros – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Adelaide

Dr Jeff Chaitow – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Sydney

Dr Angela Cox – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Melbourne

Dr Tori Heaton – Trainee, Paediatric Rheumatology, Melbourne

Dr Damian Mckay – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Sydney

Prof Sue Piper – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Melbourne

Dr Ben Renton – Trainee, Paediatric Rheumatology, Melbourne

Dr Davinder Singh-Grewall – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Sydney

Dr Courtney Smythe – Trainee, Paediatric Rheumatology, Brisbane

Dr Georgina Tiller – Trainee, Paediatric Rheumatology, Melbourne

Dr Pavla Walsh – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Perth

Dr Ben Whitehead – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Brisbane

Clinical Leads 

Prof Virgínia Paes Leme Ferriani – Paediatric Rheumatology, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Prof Claudia Saad Magalhães – Paediatric Rheumatology, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Contributing Team

Prof Simone Appenzzeller – Associate Professor, Faculty of Medical Science State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) Campinas SP, Sao Paulo

Dr Marco Felipe Castro da Silva – Hospital Geral de Fortaleza Fortaleza CE, Fortaleza, Ceara 

Dr Carlos Nobre Rabelo Junior – Hospital Geral de Fortaleza Fortaleza CE, Fortaleza, Ceara 

Dr Mirian Paula Vieira Cavalcanti – Hospital Geral de Fortaleza Fortaleza CE, Fortaleza, Ceara 

Dr Ana Raquel Xavier Feitosa – Hospital Geral de Fortaleza Fortaleza CE, Fortaleza, Ceara 

Dr Teresa Robazzi – Assistant Professor, Universidade Federal da Bahia Salvador BA, Bahia                     

Clinical Lead 

Dr Mercedes Chan – Paediatric Rheumatologist, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada

Contributing Team

Dr Janet Ellsworth – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Edmonton

Dr Muhammed Dhalla – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Calgary

Dr Tara McGrath – Paediatrician, Paediatric Rheumatology Fellow, Vancouver

Dr Dax Rumsey – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Edmonton

Clinical Lead 

Dr Raju Khubchandani – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Mumbai, India

Contributing Team

Dr Manjari Agarwal – Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist, Institute of Child Health, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi

Dr Pranav Chickermane – Paediatrician with Special interest in Paediatric Rheumatology, The Children's Hospital, Mumbai

Dr Ajit Gajendragadkar – Consultant Paediatrician, Hinduja Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai

Dr Rucha Joshi – Intern Jaslok Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai

Dr Neeraja S Pethe –Intern Jaslok Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai

Dr Prajakta Joshi Ranade – Paediatirc Rheumatologist, St John's Hospital, Bangalore

Dr Anand P Rao – Consultant Paediatrician with Special Interest in Paediatric Rheumatology, Manipal Hospital & Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore

Dr Tapas K Sabui –Professor & Head of Department of Paediatrics, Medical Collge, Kolkata; Incharge Paediatric Rheumatology, Immunology & Asthma Clinic, Kolkata,

Dr Sujata Sawhney – Senior Consultant in Paediatric & Adolescent Rheumatology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi

Dr Nehal N Shah – Consultant Paediatrician, Jaslok Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai

Clinical Lead 

Dr Orla Killeen – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland

Contributing Team

Dr Charlene Foley – Trainee Paediatric Rheumatology, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin

Clinical Lead

Dr Angela Migowa – Paediatric Rheumatologist The Aga Khan University (East Africa), Nairobi, Kenya

Clinical Lead 

Dr Jacqueline Yan – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand 

Contributing Team

Dr Emma Best – Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, Starship Children's Hospital & University of Auckland, Auckland

Dr Priscilla Campbell-Stokes – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Lower Hutt (Hutt Hospital)

Dr Anthony Concannon – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland

Dr Genevieve Ostring – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland

Dr Rachel Webb – Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, Starship Children's Hospital & University of Auckland, Auckland

Dr Sharon Wong – Paediatrician, Waitakere Hospital & University of Auckland, Auckland 

Dr Justin Wilde – Paediatrician,  Tauranga Hospital, Tauranga

Clinical Lead 

Prof Jelena Vojinovic – Professor Paediatric Rheumatology, University of Nis Serbia

Contributing Team

Dr Milica Jakovljevic – Paediatric Rheumatologist, University of Nis, Medical Faculty, Serbia

Dr Dragana Lazarevic – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Clinical Center, Clinic for Pediatrics, Nis Serbia

Clinical Lead 

Prof Chris Scott – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Red Cross Memorial Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

Contributing Team

Dr Deepthi Abraham – Trainee Paediatric Rheumatologist, Tygerberg Hospital & University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town

Dr Nicky Brice – Paediatric Rheumatologist , Groote Schuur Hospital & University of Cape Town

Prof Monika Esser – Paediatric Rheumatologist & Immunologist, Tygerberg Hospital & University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town

Dr Waheba Slamang  – Trainee Paediatric Rheumatology, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital & University of Cape Town

Clinical Lead 

Dr Sirirat Charuvanij – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Division of Rheumatology & Department of Pediatrics, Siriraj Hospital & Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Contributing Team

Dr Monthira Chowichian – Siriraj Hospital & Mahidol University, Bangkok

Dr Maynart Sukharomana – Siriraj Hospital & Mahidol University, Bangkok

Clinical Lead

Dr Khulood Khawaja – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Al Mafraq Hospital, Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Contributing Team

Dr Rami Raad Al Ani

Clinical Lead 

Prof Helen Foster – Professor Paediatric Rheumatology, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia & Honorary Consultant, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Contributing Team

Steve Bradwel – TV Technician, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Liz Clayton – Paediatric Physiotherapist, Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sr Lucy Craig – Nurse Specialist Paediatric Rheumatology, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sr Barbara Davies – Senior Lecturer, Children’s Nursing Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Hannah Dean – General Practitioner, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Graeme Denman – General Practitioner, Newcastle upon Tyne

Kevin Dick – TV Technician, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sr Claire Duong – Research Nurse & Nurse Specialist Paediatric Rheumatology, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Christine English – Principal Lecturer, Children’s Nursing Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mr Craig Gerrand – Orthopaedic Surgeon, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mr Raj Gangadharan – Orthopaedic Surgeon, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Iain Goff – Consultant Rheumatologist, Northumbria NHS Trust, Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Michela Guglieri – Clinical Senior Lecturer & Consultant Neuromuscular Medicine, Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Janet Herdman - Webmaster, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sr Mike Hughes – Nurse Specialist Paediatric Rheumatology, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Sharmila Jandial – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Great North Children's Hospital & Clinical Senior Lecturer, Newcaste University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Flora McErlanel – Paediatric Rheumatologist, Great North Children's Hospital & Clinical Senior Lecturer, Newcaste University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fiona McKendrick – Clinical Psychologist, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Prof Tim Rapley – Professor of Applied Health Care Research, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Amy Rowan – General Practitioner, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Nicola Smith – Research Associate, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Henriette van Ruiten – Paediatric Trainee Neuromuscular Medicine, Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sr Ruth Wyllie – Lead Nurse, Paediatric Rheumatology, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne