Curiosity has driven the working life of New Zealand Doctor editor Barbara Fountain, taking her from clinical research, through scientific publishing to land in journalism. She worked at the Otago Daily Times and the business weekly The Independent before joining New Zealand Doctor in 1996, taking time out to have a family. Barbara loves print but also enjoys the grand access to knowledge and stories afforded by the internet. She has previously researched science reporting and the use of official information laws, and in 2016 was the inaugural Editorial Leader of the Year at the national Canon Media Awards. In 2015, she co-founded The Health Media with business partner Anna Mickell, to take over publication of New Zealand Doctor, Pharmacy Today and ELearning.