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I’m Dr Zara Quail, MBChB, Dip IBLM/BSLM

Doctor, Medical Writer and Researcher


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Registered medical doctor in Ireland, South Africa and United Kingdom.
Interests in chronic disease prevention and lifestyle management.
Extensive experience in clinical decision-support content.
Clinical Scientific Research Lead

Medical Writer

Clinical Editor

General Practitioner

Event Speaker
Queen Fan


Care Visions Healthy Ageing

Goldster Limited

Project Happll

BMJ Best Practice, Epocrates

Map of Medicine


Hearst Health



Could yours be the next project to which I lend my expertise? Let’s connect


Peer-reviewed healthcare journals

Quail Z, Carter M, Young C. Development and Peer Review of an Evidence-Based Decision-Support Tool for Non-Drug Prescribing for Healthy Ageing. Journal of Ageing and Longevity. 2023; 3(2):116-141.

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)

Trade Journals

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.


Medical Council of Ireland
General Medical Council (UK)
Health Professions Council of South Africa
British Society of Lifestyle Medicine Member
European Medical Writers Association


and Courses

Dec 2022Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine
International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Feb 2022Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Basic Life Support
May 2020Clinical Risk Management Training
NHS Health Education England
June 2018Certificate in Introduction to Healthcare Data Analytics
Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Oct 2016 HealthTech Pre-accelerator finalist
Oct 2012Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP)
Institute for Functional Medicine
Sept 2012 Completed Functional Medicine Education Series, a 2-year part-time distance-learning course through the Institute of Functional Medicine in the US-focuses on chronic disease prevention and management.
March 2012Basic Surgical Skills Course
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
Feb 2012Advanced Trauma Life Support
ATLS Western Cape Regional Office, Trauma Society of South Africa
Nov 2011Certified Laughter Yoga/Therapy Leader
Dr. Kataria School of Laughter Laughter Yoga International
June 2010Management Essentials development programme
360 Training at the BMJ Group, London UK

What have I been up to:

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Creating engaging content and publications with Lala Quail for happll, Goldster, vibygro and more.


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Co-founded Hippl, a content creation agency for the health care, social care, lifestyle and wellness sectors with Lala Quail.


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Clinical Scientific Research
Lead Medical writer
Senior Clinical Editor
Clinical Editor

2007 to 2021


Medical doctor in Ireland, South Africa and United Kingdom.

2003 to now

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Graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.


Cape Town

Studied at the University of Cape Town.

1996 to 2002

Enjoyed the cultural pursuits of music and drama at school while doing well academically (and doing some sport.)

Until 1995

Cape Town

Born in Cape Town, South Africa

None of your business

What can I do for you?

I do:

  • Medical writing
  • Clinical editing
  • Health, wellness and lifestyle content creation
  • Research
  • Digital health consulting
  • Clinical GP locum sessions
  • Speak at an event