My degree was in Applied Biology, and I specialised in industrial microbiology, biotechnology, immunology and infectious diseases, doing my final year project on antibiotic production in Streptomyces.
After graduating, I joined Pergamon Press (later Elsevier Science), as editor of Current Advances in Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, which involved scanning and indexing all the biomedical literature.
I then joined the publications unit (later Syndicated Analytics) of IMS Health, a global company that supports the pharmaceutical industry. There I worked on in-depth profiles of the leading R&D pharma, generics and biotechnology companies, covering everything from finances and M&A to research and development. During my time at IMS, I also edited internal and external newsletters, wrote various articles (including one for a peer-reviewed journal) and was involved in the development and creation of online content.
As a result of the above experience, I am completely at home dealing with issues surrounding the healthcare industry, both in commercial and scientific terms. I’m familiar with the ATC system, therapy areas, many diseases (including autoimmune disorders and cancers) and medical terminology.
Much of my writing was proprietary, but you can see some publically-available examples through the links below, and other, newer pieces of work are available on request: