Dr Cherri Ryan (née Willemse) is a Senior Lecturer, with over 20 years' experience in facilitating collaborative learning in the fields of undergraduate and post-graduate medical education. Dr Ryan completed a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and a Graduate Certificate in Health Studies (Community Child & Adolescent Health), through the University of Queensland, then specialised in General Practice, obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2001. Dr Ryan worked in clinical medicine for 17 years, before focussing on education and writing. Dr Ryan’s special interests include the design, implementation and continuous improvement of effective medical education, children’s health, and respiratory health. She has worked with non-profit organisations, including Asthma Australia and Lung Foundation Australia, completing a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and delivering education to a broader audience. She has also been a health columnist for a business magazine and is an author of children’s stories and junior non-fiction.