ISF Trustees


The ISF Trustees are Dr David E Webber, and Dr Austen El-Osta [Click Here]

David Webber co-founded the International Self-Care Foundation (ISF) and has been instrumental in the global development of ‘self-care’. His creation of ‘International Self-Care Day’ on July 24th each year, and the ‘Seven Pillars of Self-Care’ framework for self-care have been widely adopted by many stakeholders in health around the world. He is ISF President and a Trustee.

ISF is a founder member of the Self-Care Academic Unit (SCARU), Department of Primary Care & Public Health, Imperial College, London University (a WHO Collaborating Centre). David Webber is an honorary senior researcher in Imperial College. He also participated in the founding of the International Center for Self-Care Research (ICSCR) in June 2019 at the Australian Catholic University’s campus in Rome.

David Webber has a PhD in Science and a long career in international industry and association work.


Barbara Riegel, Sandra B Dunbar, Donna Fitzsimons, Kenneth E Freedland, Christopher S Lee, Sandy Middleton, Anna Stromberg, Ercole Vellone, David E Webber, Tiny Jaarsma. Self-care research: Where are we now? Where are we going? International Journal of Nursing Studies 2019

Austen El-Osta, David Webber, Shamini Gnani, Ricky Banarsee, David Mummery. Azeem Majeed, Peter Smith. The Self-Care Matrix: A Unifying Framework for Self-Care. SelfCare Journal 2019; 10(3) 38-56.

Barbara Riegel, Debra K Moser, Harleah G Buck, Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Sandra B Dunbar, Christopher S Lee, Terry A Lennie, JoAnne Lindenfeld, Judith E Mitchell, Diane J Treat-Jacobson, David E Webber. Self-Care for the Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. A Scientific Statement for Healthcare Professionals from the American Heart Association. Journal of the American Heart Association 2017 Sept; 6(9): e006997

David E. Webber, Zhenyu Guo, Stephen Mann. The Responsibilities of the Healthy: A ‘Manifesto’ for Self-Care. Self-Care Journal 2015 6(1):2-9.

David Webber, Zhenyu Guo, Stephen Mann. Self-Care in Health: We can define it, but should we also measure it? SelfCare Journal 2013 4(5): 101-106.

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