Dr Julian Abel a recently retired consultant in palliative care, has worked for two and a half years as joint-leader of the roll-out of the Frome project with Dr Helen Kingston, the town's lead GP, and is currently leading the implementation of the Frome Model in Wales. He is Vice-President of Public Health Palliative Care International, and as a recognized expert on Compassionate Communities has made presentations on the Frome model in Europe, the USA and Australasia. He publishes regularly in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Lindsay Clarke is a Whitbread Award-winning novelist and widely translated freelance writer living in Frome. He has been Writer-in-Residence and Associate Lecturer on the MA Creative Writing Course at Cardiff University, Resident Scholar at Schumacher College, and is a long time Creative Consultant to the educational work of the Pushkin Trust in N. Ireland