Thank you for visiting. It’s wonderful you are virtually here.
I’m Dr Zara Quail, MBChB, Dip IBLM/BSLM
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
Care Visions Healthy Ageing
BMJ Best Practice, Epocrates
Map of Medicine
Could yours be the next project to which I lend my expertise? Let’s connect
Peer-reviewed healthcare journals
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.
Medical Council of Ireland
General Medical Council (UK)
Health Professions Council of South Africa
British Society of Lifestyle Medicine Member
European Medical Writers Association
|Dec 2022||Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine|
International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
|Feb 2022||Advanced Cardiac Life Support|
Basic Life Support
|May 2020||Clinical Risk Management Training|
NHS Health Education England
|June 2018||Certificate in Introduction to Healthcare Data Analytics|
Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
|Oct 2016||HealthTech Pre-accelerator finalist |
|Oct 2012||Applying 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 2012||Basic Surgical Skills Course|
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
|Feb 2012||Advanced Trauma Life Support|
ATLS Western Cape Regional Office, Trauma Society of South Africa
|Nov 2011||Certified Laughter Yoga/Therapy Leader|
Dr. Kataria School of Laughter Laughter Yoga International
|June 2010||Management Essentials development programme|
360 Training at the BMJ Group, London UK
What I have been up to:
Creating engaging content and publications with Lala Quail for happll, Goldster, vibygro and more.
Co-founded Hippl, a content creation agency for the health care, social care, lifestyle and wellness sectors with Lala Quail.
Clinical Scientific Research
Lead Medical writer
Senior Clinical Editor
2007 to 2021
Medical doctor in Ireland, South Africa and United Kingdom.
2003 to now
Graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
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.)
Born in Cape Town, South Africa
None of your business
What can I do for you?
- Medical writing
- Clinical editing
- Health, wellness and lifestyle content creation
- Digital health consulting
- Clinical GP locum sessions
- Speak at an event