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Associate Professor Lindsay Carey, MAppSc, PhD

Palliative and Pastoral Care,
School of Psychology and Public Health,
La Trobe Univesity, Melbourne Australia
& Senior Research Chaplain
Joint Health Command
Australian Defence Force, Canberra, Australia
& Editor in Chief
Journal of Religion and Health
Springer Nature Science, New York, US

Email: Lindsay.Carey@defence.gov.au
Email 2: Lindsay.Carey@latrobe.edu.au

Rev. George Handzo, BCC

Director of Health Services Research & Quality
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

Ellen L. Idler, PhD

Director of Religion and Public Health Collaborative
Emory University

Rev. Dr. Ewan Kelly

Research Co-ordinator
European Institute for Chaplains in Healthcare
KU Leuven
+32 (00) 32 16 17 63

Stephen King, PhD

Manager: Chaplaincy, Child Life, & Clinical Patient Navigators
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
+1 (206) 606-1099

Dr. Simon Lasair

CASC/ACSS Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner
617 Lansdowne Ave
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 1E2

Prof. Carlo Leget

Chair of Care Ethics
Special Professor of Ethical and Spiritual Questions in Palliative Care
University of Humanistic Studies
+31 (0)30 239 01 55

Rev. Kevin Massey, BCC

Vice President, Mission and Spiritual Care
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
+1 (847) 723-8225

Rabbi Michael Schultz

Director of Spiritual Care
Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel

Shane Sinclair, PhD

Associate Professor
Cancer Care Research Professorship
Director, Compassion Research Lab
Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary
+1 (403) 220-2925

Professor John Swinton

Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies
University of Aberdeen
+44 (0)1224 273224

Heather Tan, PhD

Manager Education & Research
Spiritual Health Victoria
+61 03 8415 1144

Dr. Anja Visser

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Groningen
+31 50 36 34588

Martin Walton

Professor, Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Studies
Protestantse Theologische Universiteit
+31 088 337 1676