The Editorial Team
Managing Editor and Publisher on behalf of POGP
Andrew J. Wilson
Andrew reports directly to the clinical editor, and oversees all aspects of the journal from copy-editing and proof-reading to publication. He liaises with the Journal Subcommittee, contributors, advertisers, typesetters and printers. The managing editor is appointed by the Journal Subcommittee in consultation with the POGP Trustees and is paid by the Association.
Andrew graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1985. He began his career at Blackwell Scientific Publishing Ltd, where he was responsible for a range of medical journals. A freelance editor and writer since 1994, he has worked on the POGP journal since 2000. During this time, Andrew has edited over a thousand different articles, redesigned the publication, and provided the Journal Subcommittee with continuity and access to his extensive archives. His articles, short stories and poetry have appeared all over the world, sometimes in the most unlikely places. He was nominated for the 2020 and 2022 Dwarf Stars Award for the best short speculative poem of the previous year.
Andrew J Wilson
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Grá inne Donnelly
As clinical editor of the POGP journal, Grá inne also sits on the Board of Trustees. In her role as editor, she chairs the Journal Subcommittee and oversees the running of the journal. With the assistance of the assocaite editors, submissions are assessed to ensure that the subject matter is of interest to the readership and is in line with the mission of the journal. She allocates each submission to two of our peer reviewers as part of the double-blind peer review process. She then steers the authors through the publication process from submission to final publication.
Grainne is an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in pelvic health working in private practice and research. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Ulster University in 2008, postgraduate certificate in continence practice in 2018 from the University of Bradford and a Masters of Science in Advancing Practice in Physiotherapy from Ulster University in 2022. She is embarking upon a PhD journey commencing 2023. She has over 13 years experience in the NHS, working in the team lead position prior to leaving to focus on research. She is passionate about bridging the gap between academia and clinical practice and is an associate member of the physical activity research group at Canterbury Christ Church University.
In 2020 Gráinne won the Sport NI Research award for her involvement in developing the research base for physical activity and running postpartum.
Outside of work Gráinne is a mum of 4 young kids and enjoys the outdoors, learning and practicing gardening and playing tennis.
Biljana helps to screen the papers that are submitted to the journal, and occasionally leads the double-blinded peer-review process. She loves to review the books and products and takes charge of processing most accepted articles, and therefore, is very busy during the proof-reading stage of the publishing cycle. Biljana also helps to promotes the journal’s international visibility through her network of contacts.
After gaining a BSc from the University of London in 2002, Biljana began her career in physiotherapy at the Imperial College London group of hospitals, which inspired her interest in combining musculoskeletal and pelvic health physiotherapy. In 2022 Biljana have been awarded MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice in Pelvic Health from the Brunel University, London. Despite moving to Switzerland, Biljana continued to commute and work in the NHS London for a while, and for the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, co-authoring teaching material and presenting in the UK and internationally. In Geneva, she worked in a private physiotherapy clinic and in 2015 started lecturing at La Haute école de santé Genève. In 2016, Biljana and her family moved to Zurich, where she continues to work as a pelvic health and sports physiotherapist and is learning German. She serves a multilingual population that mainly consists of athletes and new mothers, and runs corporate workshops on promoting pelvic health in men and women. She has developed postgraduate educational courses in pelvic health, teaching physiotherapists, nurses and personal trainers across Switzerland and in 2022 she established the first journal club for the members of the pelvic health physiotherapy association in the French part of Switzerland. Biljana is a CrossFitter, a master Pilates instructor, and a mum of two.
She is a peer-reviewer to Sports Health and other Journals alike and has published three articles to date and more are under its way.
Social Media Officer & Notes and News Editor
As the Social Media Officer, Sarah ensures the smooth running of the POGP Journal’s Twitter account (@JPOGP) as well as looking at how to improve technological efficiency to better communicate information with POGP Journal subscribers. In addition, Sarah also acts as the News Editor of the Journal’s Notes and News section.
Sarah Papagiorcopulo is a qualified and registered physiotherapist in both Malta and the United Kingdom. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Malta in 2019. During her training, Sarah gained experience in several areas of physiotherapy and also spent some time training in the Netherlands, at the UMCU Hospital in Utrecht. Sarah has worked for both the Maltese and UK NHS, and is currently based in Liverpool. She is very proactive in her career, always striving to better her knowledge and skills in her area of work. In fact, Sarah quickly became involved in the POGP Journal Subcommittee, acting as the Social Media Officer and News Editor. Sarah is very passionate about and has always had a special interest in Women’s and Pelvic Health. She is fully focussed on continuing to develop her skills, and bringing to light the important and beneficial role of physiotherapy within this field.
Research Reviews Editor
I have a team of willing volunteers who are each allocated a journal according to their interests, and each month they search their journal for articles relevant to physiotherapy. These are then passed to our communications person for tweeting. Twice a year the most relevant / exciting research articles are summarised in a short article for the POGP journal.
Katharine Mamy (She/Her/They/Them)
Kat has recently started as clinical lead in pelvic and breast health at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and enjoys working with a great team. She gained her passion for pelvic health working alongside inspirational people at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. She has developed interests in research, education, pelvic pain and reducing healthcare inequalities for the LGBTQI+ community.
Book and Product Reviews Editor
Romy works with a range of volunteers to review any interesting or new products relevant to our clinical area. She also explores new book publications for potential reviews, many of which will be discussed as by the Journal Subcommittee. As well as coordinating and editing reviews, she enjoys writing some too.
Romy graduated from the University of Brighton in 2001. She then worked in Sussex in an NHS setting for 15 years, mostly at Worthing Hospital. She specialised in pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological physiotherapy in 2003, and gained her Postgraduate Certificate in Continence for Physiotherapists at Bradford in 2006. Romy worked as a clinical team lead for 6 years before having her third child and then moving to New Zealand in 2016. Over in the southern hemisphere, she has continued to work in a range of pelvic health physiotherapy jobs, including public health, private clinics and community allied health triage, which has also led to her working alongside community continence nurses and the development of various triage and treatment pathways.
Romy is very busy with three kids under 11! She enjoys hot yoga, swimming and the outdoors.
Peer reviews Editor
Kiransha graduated from Manipal College of Health Professions - MAHE, India in 2021 with a degree in Master of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Physiotherapy. She aims to improve women's quality of life through evidence-based rehabilitation and healthcare research. Her interests include musculoskeletal rehabilitation, exercise prescription, prevention of lifestyle diseases through physical activity promotion, and mixed-method research.
She presently works as a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist in London, and is a CAHPR/ NIHR research champion representing the South London.