Editorial Team

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This open access portal of educational resources was created as an international public good by an international collaboration of people who have been working within the WHO Family of International Classifications Network for more than 20 years. We have given our time and our personal financial resources to create this Portal. For more information see our editorial team (below) and the education providers.

Editorial Team

Our Editorial Team is responsible for the management of the website. Editorial team members are members and collaborators of the WHO-FIC Network. The Editorial Team roles include:

  • conducting an initial fast evaluation of educational resources offered to check relevance
  • enable publication on the site
  • conduct or arrange subsequent reviews to enable rating
  • seek to ensure coverage of the main topic areas and contributions from all regions of the world
  • monitor the Forum and respond to queries
  • moderate discussion on the Forum (remove items that are contrary to the Terms and Conditions)
  • moderate registrations on the site and the register of ICF advisors and educators
  • publish News
  • review overall contents from time to time
  • analyse feedback, commentary and use patterns

Members as at October 2017 are (in alphabetical order):

Heidi Anttila* (Finland): Heidi is a senior researcher who has worked in the fields of health technology assessment, assistive technology, functioning and disability over 15 years. LinkedIn | Twitter | ResearchGate

Cassia Buchalla (Brazil): Cassia is part of the WHO Collaborating Center for the FIC in Portuguese, and work on the implementation of ICF in Brazil. The Center is located at the School of Public Health at the University of Sao Paulo. Linkedin | Twitter | ResearchGate

Judith Hollenweger (Switzerland): Judith is an educational scientist who has been involved with the development of the ICF and its implementation in education systems since 1996. Linkedin

Olaf Kraus de Camargo* (Canada): Olaf is a developmental paediatrician who has worked on the implementation of the ICF internationally since 2001. Linkedin | Twitter | ResearchGate

Haejung Lee* (South Korea): Haejung Lee is a physical therapist and researcher who has worked on the implementation of ICF in health systems since 2009.

Victor McKinney (South Africa): Vic is a doctoral student and disability activist with C4 quadriplegia, living in Cape Town, South Africa. He has been involved with community and disability development from grassroots to parliamentary level since 1990. Linkedin

Rosamond Madden* (Australia): Ros is an experienced statistician who has worked on the development and use of the ICF since 1994. Linkedin

Thomas Maribo* (Denmark) Thomas is a senior researcher with special interest in how to describe functioning. He is working on the implementation of ICF in clinical practice at hospitals and community based rehabilitation. Linkedin | Twitter

Jaana Paltamaa (Finland): Jaana is a researcher and planning specialist with special interest in describing functioning and the use of the ICF. Linkedin | Twitter | ResearchGate

Stefanus Snyman* (South Africa): Stefanus is a medical doctor and health professions educationist, responsible for interprofessional education and collaborative practice. He is facilitator of the International I Can Function (mICF) partnership, a mHealth application based on ICF. Linkedin | Twitter

Catherine Sykes* (U.K.): Catherine is a physical therapist and senior research fellow who has worked on the development and use of the ICF since 1998. Linkedin | Twitter

Joanne Valerius* (U.S.A.): Joanne has been an educator in coding systems for over 30 years. Linkedin | Twitter | Email

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