I studied medicine at Nottingham University, and (after realising I would make a very poor doctor) I first became a medical writer in 1993. I spent the majority of my career in medical communications at Complete Medical Communications but, in 2018, I made the decision to work independently and established Ampersand Medical Communications.
I have now worked in medical communications for over 20 years across the range of deliverables for internal and external audiences. I have a true passion for the science and the data and especially for publications in the peer review literature as the start of the data communication pathway. I also have a particular interest in digital enhancements of publications, and the extended reach of publications beyond the journal readership including to patients and primary care.
I have been heavily involved in International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) since its inception in 2005, establishing the initial European meetings as the European Committee Co-Chair, then serving on the Board of Trustees from 2011–2014, and co-chairing the GPP3 website committee responsible for developing responses to questions regarding the application of GPP3 in practice. I am also a member of the European Medical Writers Association (EWMA) and Drug Information Association (DIA).