Rachel Arnold, Edwin van Teijlingen, Kath Ryan, and Immy Holloway

Rachel Arnold, PhD, is a nurse/midwife with over 16 years experience of maternity services in the UK. She also worked for more than a decade providing health care and supporting health care providers in emergency settings such as South Sudan, Rwanda, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Her PhD was a qualitative ethnography examining the culture of care in a Kabul maternity hospital. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in maternity organization and culture with Bournemouth University in the UK.

Edwin van Teijlingen, PhD, is a sociologist and Professor of Reproductive Health Research at Bournemouth University in the UK.He has conducted over two decades of research into health care and health services in Europe and South Asia.He has published widely on important aspects of health promotion, midwifery and health services research.He has edited ten books and published more than 260 academic papers. He has successfully supervised over 25 PhD students to completion.Edwin is Visiting Professor at two higher education institutions in Nepal.

Kath Ryan, PhD, Professor emerita, is a social pharmacist with international experience in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods health research and the behavioural sciences gained at top universities in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. Her research interests include expanding roles for pharmacists in general practice, people's experiences of using medicines and living pharmaceutical lives and infant feeding.She is currently supporting the redevelopment of undergraduate pharmacy curricula in Kenya.

Immy Holloway, PhD, Professor emerita from the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, at Bournemouth University in the UK, is a medical sociologist.She has extensive experience in qualitative research, particularly patient/client and professional perspectives on health and illness. She is an expert in applying qualitative methods to practical health topics and has published a wide-range of textbooks in the field of qualitative health research.