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TOXINZ™ Editorial Board

Dr Adam Pomerleau (Editor-in-Chief) MD, FAACT is the Director of the New Zealand National Poisons Centre, a Medical Toxicologist, and an Emergency Medicine Physician working at Dunedin Hospital. Adam also holds a senior lecturer position at the University of Otago. His interests include the overlap of medical toxicology and public health, radiation, antidotes, and hazardous substances.

Dr Michael Beasley MBChB, DComH, MSc, DIH, FFOM is a medical toxicologist at the New Zealand National Poisons Centre and a contributor to TOXINZ for many years. He has a special interest in occupational and environmental toxicology.

Professor Ashish Bhalla is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. His research interests are in the fields of acute toxicology, tropical infections, and refractory ascites. Professor Bhalla has authored over 100 publications.

Dr Rose Cairns BPharm, PhD is a Senior Poisons Specialist (Research and Audit) at the New South Wales Poisons Information Centre, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia. She is additionally a Lecturer at the Sydney Pharmacy School, The University of Sydney.  Rose has published in high-quality journals including Addiction, JAMA internal Medicine, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Clinical Toxicology, MJA, BMJ Open, and International Journal of Drug Policy. Particular areas of interest include recreational drugs, methotrexate, anticonvulsants, and button batteries.

Associate Professor Betty Chan is an Emergency Physician & Head of the Clinical Toxicology Unit at Prince of Wales Hospital and a VMO toxicologist at the New South Wales Poisons Information Centre, Australia. Research interests include digoxin, dihydropyridines, lithium, methotrexate, sodium channel blockers, and herbicide poisoning. 

Dr Sophie Gosselin MD, FRCPC, FACMT, FAACT is a Specialist Consultant in Emergency Medicine from Montréal, Canada. She works for the Centre Antipoison du Québec as well as McGill University Faculty of Medicine and Hospital Charles-Lemoyne. She is the current chair of the International Clinical Toxicology Recommendations Collaborative and a trustee to the Board of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. Her academic and research interest focus on knowledge synthesis and translation surrounding antidote use and extracorporeal poison removal treatments.    

Dr Shaun Greene MBChB, MSc (Medical Toxicology), FACEM, FACMT. Shaun is a Clinical Toxicologist and Emergency Medicine Physician who is currently the Medical Director of the Victorian Poisons Information Centre, Melbourne, Australia and the Director of the Austin Hospital clinical toxicology service. Interests include recreational and novel psychoactive substance toxicity, opioid related harms, antidepressants, pesticides, organophosphates, and nerve agents.

Dr. Rittirak Othong, MD, FACMT, FTCEP, FRCPT, Higher Grad. Dip. (Clin. Sc.) is the Emergency Medicine Program Director and a Medical Toxicologist at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University, Bangkok, Thailand. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology.  He received his training in Medical Toxicology at Emory University/Georgia Poison Center and graduated in 2012.  His areas of interest are drug-induced QT prolongation, drug-induced cardiac dysrhythmia, envenomation (green pit viper, cobra, centipede), riot control agents, and drug abuse in adolescents and young adults.

Associate Profesor Sergej Zacharov, MD, PhD, FEAPCCT is the head of the Department of Occupational Medicine and Toxicological Information Centre, Toxicologist, and Occupational Physician at the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, and General University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic. Particular areas of interest are toxicology of alcohols, neurotoxicology, occupational toxicology, and nanotoxicology.