I’m a freelance journalist and specialist in health communications. I write, strategise and innovate on health and disability issues. My work is filled with such belief because I’ve experienced, felt and know what it is to be disabled and to live with a long-term health condition. I was born with Cystic Fibrosis, an incurable genetic condition, and I was lucky enough to receive a double lung transplant in 2013.
As a trained journalist I have been published in The Guardian, Telegraph, Sunday Times magazine, Independent, Psychologies and Top Sante magazine among others. I’ve been on telly and radio a few times talking about health issues for broadcasters such as the Today programme, BBC2 radio, Sky News and Channel 4. I am also the news editor for a magazine published by the College of Occupational Therapists that has a readership of 31,000.
As a health communicator I have worked for Diabetes UK and Help for Heroes, among others, helping to tell compelling stories that drives home to the public the important work these charities do. I’ve also spoken at the parliamentary launch of a campaign for greater investment in antibiotics.
I sit on the Department of Transport’s Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee advocating on behalf of all those living with a disability to help improve their access to national transport.
If this kind of thing matters to you, I hold an MA with distinction in journalism from the London College of Communication and a BA with honours in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Warwick (it was via the latter that I met my husband and we’ve had great fun filling our house with books ever since).
I’m always happy to hear any proposals so please do get in to contact if you would be interested in collaborating together: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07789 378 605.