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European Regional Editor
Since 1995 Christos Lionis has worked at the University of Crete Medical School, where he is Professor and Director of the Clinic of Social and Family Medicine. With a passion for the importance and the value of Family Medicine, Christos is actively involved in the development of Primary Care and General Practice in Greece. He currently co-ordinates a thriving GP research network on rural Crete, and is also responsible for the supervision of a number of PhD students in the fields of quality management and the formulation of guidelines for management of common disease and chronic conditions, factors contributing to cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology, mental health and morbidity in general practice. Prior to his employment at the University of Crete, Christos worked for 9 years as Manager and Medical Director of Spili Health Centre, obtaining experience as a clinician and researcher in the field of Primary Health Care and General Practice in a rural setting. For further information refer to the website of the Clinic of Social and Family Medicine (

Paul Worley, Executive Director Medical Services for Country Health South Australia Local Health Network and former Dean of the School of Medicine at Flinders University, is the Editor-in-Chief of Rural and Remote Health. Paul is a practicing rural doctor and, as Editor, shapes and guides the journal, oversees the review process and supports and advises authors, taking an active interest in the progress of each article in production.

Senior Editor
Melbourne-based Melissa Storey offers expert editorial assistance to authors at each stage in the publication process. Melissa assists authors with submissions, corrections and publication, and coordinates the editing of accepted papers to academic publishing standards. Melissa is responsible for editorial development and generates information for authors.

Journal Manager
Jenny Bigelow has been with the journal for 3 years. She works from Geelong, Victoria, and deals with the day-to-day running of the journal. She manages the smooth flow of articles through the publication process and coordinates development of the journal site. She is also involved in formatting articles, tables and graphics for Web publication and is available to advise authors and answer user queries. She is the friendly response from the ejrh email address.

European Editorial Panel

The members of the editorial board are as follows:
Paul Worley (Australia)
Regional Editor
Christos Lionis (Greece)
Associate Editors
Adelais Markaki (USA & Greece)
Emmanouil Symvoulakis (Greece)
Rural Health Status
Michael Alkan (Israel)
Rural Health Policy
Jennifer Deaville (Wales)
James Douglas (Scotland)
John Gillies (UK)
Toralf Hasvold (Norway)
Jose Manuel Lopez-Abuin (Spain)
Andrew Murphy (Ireland)
Noelle O'Neill (Scotland)
Rural Health Education
Ioan Bocsan (Romania)
Angel M Centeno (Argentina)
Tomas Faresjo (Sweden)
Hans-Joachim hannich (germany)
Berta Nunes (Portugal)
Jean Ross (New Zealand)
Hakan Yaman (Turkey)
Rural Health Education and Practice
Lars Agreus (Sweden)
Rural Health Practice
Claudio Colosio (Italy)
Desley Hegney (Australia)
Iain Mungall (England)