Robert Marshall has been a consultant pathologist for 30 years at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals, where he was Director of Postgraduate Medical Education, and is an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Exeter Medical School, UK. He has published 45 book chapters and articles in pathology and medical humanities. He was a founder member of the Association for Medical Humanities, of which he was secretary from 2005-8, and is currently helping to develop links between Exeter Medical School and Wollega Medical School in West Ethiopia.Alan Bleakley is Emeritus Professor of Medical Education and Medical Humanities at the University of Plymouth Peninsula School of Medicine, UK. He is an internationally recognised figure in the fields of medical education and medical humanities with a strong research portfolio and publications record. He was President of the Association for Medical Humanities from 2013 to 2016.