Knowledge – background

With a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, I worked for 5 years as a medical research scientist and have over 15 years experience in medical communications. I have in-depth experience in the areas of oncology, haematology, immunology, rheumatology, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, dermatology, ophthalmology, aesthetics and plastic surgery, and molecular and cellular biology.

I have experience in developing and implementing publication plans, and have worked with creative teams to develop branding, posters and presentations, and visual concepts for congress symposia. I’ve also had experience in managing symposia, advisory boards and speaker meetings.

I hold the ISMPP Certified Medical Publications Professional (CMPP) credential.

Public engagement was an important component of my role at the Ludwig Institute, and I have also written for wider audiences in the press, including Nature Networks, Society Guardian and SciDevNet.

I am currently a mentor on AuthorAID, an NGO assisting researchers in developing countries in publishing their work.

My roles include:

  • Principal Medical Writer, DNA Communications
  • Expert Scientific Writer at Novartis
  • Medical writer at Frontera London
  • Medical writer at Ogilvy Healthworld
  • Scientific Communications Manager, Ludwig Institute for Cancer
    Research, University of Oxford
  • Medical editor/medical writer at Darwin Healthcare Communications
  • Biomedical research scientist at the National Institute for Medical
    Research and St George’s, University of London
  • Medical editor at WitH Ltd, Oxford

In addition to medical research and communciations, I have worked for several charities/NGOs. Outside of work my interests include playing the piano and Celtic harp, drawing and painting, fitness and yoga.