Professor Jill Thistlethwaite is a health professions education consultant and a practising family physician. She is affiliated to the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and the University of Queensland. Jill received her medical degree from the University of London and was a general practitioner in a semi-rural practice in the north of England for 12 years. She became an academic medical educator in 1996, and subsequently obtained her Masters in Medical Education from the University of Dundee and her PhD in shared decision making and medical education from the University of Maastricht. Jill has been working in Australia since 2003. Her major interests are interprofessional education (IPE), communication skills and professionalism. She has written one book on values-based interprofessional collaboration, co-authored 4 books and co-edited three – the most recent on leadership development for IPE and collaborative practice. She has also published over 80 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. In 2014, Jill spent 4 months as Fulbright senior scholar at the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.