Based in Hobart, Dr Trevor Beard was in general practice for many years. In his later career with the Australian Department of Health he developed a special interest in salt as a public health issue. In active retirement he is a Senior Research Fellow at the Menzies Centre for Population Health Research at the University of Tasmania, where he heads the Salt Skip Program . He is an Honorary Life Member of the Australian Nutrition Foundation.
Dr Michael Stowasser, MB BS, PhD, FRACP, is Director, Hypertension Unit and Senior Lecturer, University Department of Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, a member of the member of the Blood Pressure Advisory Committee of the National Heart Foundation and President of the Queensland Hypertension Association.
Associate Professor Malcolm Riley, PhD, is Head of Nutrition & Dietetics Section, Department of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria and author of the chapters on obesity and salt in the 2003 revision of the Dietary Guidelines for Australians.