Life has become incredibly busy and as a result I’ve rather neglected this blog. I promise to be better in the future! My excuse are these two very time consuming adorable creatures:


In terms of writing news, our textbook of Psychogastroenterology has been published and well received.


“The brain-gut axis is one of the most important clinical advances within the field of gastroenterology. This understanding involves more than just knowledge of the GI tract. Drs. Knowles, Keefer and Mikocka-Walus are the thought leaders who have developed the burgeoning field of Psychogastroenterology and their qualifications to communicate this growing body of knowledge is well demonstrated in this highly informative and innovative book. I highly recommend Psychogastroenterology as a resource to behavioural scientists, clinicians and physicians working in the field of GI disorders.”- Professor Emeritus Douglas A. Drossman, MD, AGAF; President of the Rome Foundation; Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Psychiatry; Center for Functional GI Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States of America

My creative writing – a piece of good news is the success of my political satire story at NYC Midnight Short Story 2020 competitionA man of principle is my reminiscence on the recent Australian fires and local politics. Last week I submitted my ghost story to the second round of this competition. I explore some of my signature themes: discovering/denying Jewish roots, holocaust and dog’s love. Fingers crossed the judges like the story!



Author: amikocka

Psychologist, health scientist, and writer

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