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Meet our authors

Lucille Abendanon

Lucille Abendanon

In our series of articles about expat life, we’ve asked Lucille Abendanon, a freelance writer, 15-year expat and mother of three children (all born in different countries) to help us articulate the unique challenges of being an expat parent. Lucille is a British expat currently living in the Netherlands, and has previously lived in Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey and South Africa. Professionally, Lucille is a copywriter who focuses on travel and property. She runs the website, posting on the blog on a range of expat topics, including expat parenting and children’s issues. Via this blog, she has guest posted on HuffPo, Global Living and a number of expat blogs and other sites.

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Georgina Camfield

Georgina holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and an MSc in Human Nutrition, specialising in nutrition for exercise and performance. Georgina is a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) through the Association for Nutrition and a qualified fitness instructor with a strong passion in helping people make sustainable lifestyle changes to positively impact health and wellbeing. In her professional career at AXA, Georgina works as a Programme Lead Physiologist, delivering and implementing wellbeing strategies designed to help people improve their health.

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Eugene Farrell

With 30 years’ experience in the UK healthcare arena (both public and private), Eugene provides thought leadership for AXA and is our mental health lead. Media writer, blogger and tweeter, and a key figure in Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) industry. He regularly provides health and wellbeing consultancy and training services to major employers around the world, including stress, resilience, work life balance, policy development, crisis management and business continuity. Away from work Eugene volunteers as an instructor, coach and instructor trainer for the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) and has conducted thousands of dives including very deep technical diving expeditions.

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Satmanyu Panda

Satmanyu is our Senior Brand and Content Executive, responsible for AXA - Global Healthcare’s brand and content strategy.

He is an avid marketer and has been involved in various marketing and strategy roles, both within the UK and internationally. A post-graduate in International Business and Marketing Strategy, Satmanyu is well-versed in campaign and content creation specifically within the regulated sector and had most recently been engaged with Aetna International’s EMEA marketing roadmap. 

While at leisure, Satmanyu enjoys creating recipes, abstract art and working in the garden.

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Charlotte Panuschka, MD

Prior to joining Teladoc Health (previously Advance Medical) as a Senior Physician Case Manager, Dr. Charlotte Panuschka was a visiting fellow at the Department for Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery at Guy’s Hospital in London, UK.

Dr. Panuschka is both an Austrian qualified general practitioner and a specialized doctor in Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases who has more than 10 years clinical experience in Austria, Spain and the UK.

She worked as a scientific and administrative assistant at the Institute for Social Medicine, University of Vienna, Austria and holds a postgraduate degree “Master of Public Health”, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Since 2016, Charlotte has been living in Shanghai, China and has a special interest in Lifestyle Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Thomas Rothwell

Tom holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and MSc degree in Sport and Exercise Physiology. Tom is also a qualified Sports Nutritionist and Mental Health First Aider. Before moving into health and wellbeing Tom has worked within elite sport and the public sector and he has now been with AXA for just over 2 years. Tom believes the key to health and wellbeing is ensuring enjoyment in what you are doing and continuously doing the small every day actions/habits which are ultimately, the most meaningful.