Medical Writing Authors

Authors

Raquel Billiones

Editor-in-Chief

Raquel Billiones has a PhD in Biology and >25 years combined experience in scientific and clinical research. She has been a regulatory writer for more than 15 years, covering both pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Her core competencies include …

Evguenia Alechine

Co-Editor

Evguenia has a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, and she has been an active member of the medical writing community since 2016. She currently focused her passion and energy in teaching science communication for aca…

Jonathan Pitt

Co-Editor

Jonathan Pitt, PhD, is a Senior Medical Writer at Evidera in Paris, France where he specialises in publications writing and medical communications. He has seven years of medical writing experience within CROs and academia and has worked in a range of…

Amanda Whereat

Associate Editor

Amy Whereat BSc (UNSW), MM (MGSM), Australia is Consultant Director, Speak the Speech Consulting, which is a micro-network of medical writers specialised in publication writing and health communication.  Previously, she enjoyed a successful career wi…

Amy Whereat

Associate Editor

Amy Whereat BSc (UNSW), MM (MGSM), Australia is Consultant Director, Speak the Speech Consulting, which is a micro-network of medical writers specialised in publication writing and health communication.  Previously, she enjoyed a successful career wi…

Anuradha Alahari

Associate Editor

Medical writer with more than 10 years of experience in scientific and regulatory writing. Previous extensive experience in academic research in India, US, and France. Currently, Senior Medical Writer at Parexel International (https://www.parexel.com…

Barbara Grossman

Associate Editor

Barbara Grossman has a passion for proofreading, quality control, and education. She started Hawkeye Medical Limited, a medical writing and consultancy business, after working for a medical publishing company and then a contract research organisation…

Clare Chang

Associate Editor

Clare (Chi-Chih) Chang, PhD is a medical regulatory writer at AstraZeneca where she specialises in developing clinical documents for pre-IND/IND/NDA/BLA submissions. Prior to medical writing, she freelanced for >10 years as a writer, editor, and t…

Jennifer Bell

Associate Editor

John Plant

Associate Editor

John Plant, BPharm, works as a Principal Medical Writer for Evidera near Paris, France. He has been an EMWA member since 2020 and has over 10 years’ experience in medical writing, mainly in medical communications but also in regulatory (MedTech). Joh…

Joselita T Salita

Associate Editor

Joyce Salita completed her PhD (Biology) at the University of Bremen in northern Germany, where she has also been teaching academic writing for more than five years. She joined EMWA in 2009 and has been in the editorial board of its journal since 201…

Joselita T. Salita

Associate Editor

Joyce Salita completed her PhD (Biology) at the University of Bremen in northern Germany, where she has also been teaching academic writing for more than five years. She joined EMWA in 2009 and has been in the editorial board of its journal since 201…

Katharine Webb

Associate Editor

Sampoorna Rappaz

Associate Editor

Sampoorna has a PhD in Cancer Biology from the University of Zurich and an MSc in Biosciences (Human Genetics) from the University of Leeds. She has >8 years of experience in scientific communications. Currently, she supports medical communication…

Sarah Milner

Associate Editor

Sarah Milner, PhD is a director of Scientific Writing at PTC Therapeutics where she specializes in rare metabolic diseases. Day-to-day, she manages and writes clinical documents for pre-IND/IND/NDA submissions. Since entering the world of writing aft…

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Editor Emeritus

Elise was the editor of TWS/MEW for 9 years up to 2013. After obtaining a bachelors in zoology, she qualified as a solicitor and practiced in London for 10 years.  She is currently a freelance editor and publications consultant in biomedical sciences…

Phil Leventhal

Editor Emeritus

Phillip Leventhal, PhD, is a Principal Medical Writer within Medical Writing and Healthcare Communications at Evidera, where he specializes in publication writing. Prior to becoming a medical writer, he was a research scientist in enzymology and cell…

Alison McIntosh

Section Editor

Alison has been a medical writer for the pharmaceutical industry for more than 25 years, and has written extensively for regulatory authorities, and other audiences. She became a medical writer after completing her PhD and a further 5 years of postdo…

Alistair Reeves

Section Editor

Alistair Reeves BA (Hons) ELS has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 40 years as a translator, writer, editor, and trainer, for the last 12 years as a freelance editor and trainer. He is a regular contributor on language issues to Me…

Amy Whereat (1)

Section Editor

Amy Whereat BSc (UNSW), MM (MGSM), Australia is Consultant Director, Speak the Speech Consulting, which is a micro-network of medical writers specialised in publication writing and health communication.  Previously, she enjoyed a successful career wi…

Ana Sofia Correia

Section Editor

Ana Sofia Correia is a medical translator and writer based in Portugal. She works with life sciences companies, contract research organizations, language service providers, and medical communication agencies providing translation, editing, and writin…

Barry Drees

Section Editor

Beatrix Döerr

Section Editor

Claire Gudex

Section Editor

Claire is associate professor at the University of Southern Denmark, where she teaches academic writing and undertakes research in patient outcome measurement. She has a medical degree and worked for 10 years at the Centre for Health Economics, Unive…

Daniela Kamir

Section Editor

Daniela Kamir, PhD, has been a medical writer with the Bioforum Group, a global data-focused clinical research organization, since 2020. Daniela has an extensive international research background, with an emphasis on molecular biology and new technol…

Gregory Morley

Section Editor

Greg received a PhD in Chemistry from Bristol University and subsequently took up a string of post-doctoral research positions in different countries before setting in Spain. After working as a translator and also in patent documentation, he embarked…

Hervé Maisonneuve

Section Editor

Hervé Maisonneuve, MD from the University of Lyon (1979), MBA / HEC, Paris (1994), is an Associate Professor in Public Health (Paris). He practiced medicine for 10 years in Lyon hospitals, and has been involved in clinical development programs in the…

Jennifer Morris

Section Editor

Jennifer’s professional career spans more than 25 years, the majority of which have been devoted to the pharmaceutical industry. She has worked for companies both large and small, ranging from medical communication agencies to large pharma corporatio…

Karim Montasser

Section Editor

Karim is a vet and a writer gone Youtuber/TV Host. He communicates evidence based veterinary medicine for lay audiences and is passionate about the veterinary community in- and outside EMWA.

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Karin Eichele

Section Editor

Karin Eichele graduated as a pharmacist in 2003 and obtained a PhD in 2007. Afterwards, she joined the pharmaceutical industry for a role in clinical research and was responsible for clinical study design and planning. She changed career to medical w…

Kathryn White

Section Editor

Kimi Uegaki

Section Editor

Kimi Uegaki, PhD, is a freelance medical writer with a background in health technology assessment, epidemiology, and physical therapy. She has experience with medical communications and regulatory writing. Kimi is a member of the Sustainability Speci…

Laura A. Kehoe

Section Editor

For me, the journey of a medical writer is very diverse. As there is no official degree for the professional, we come from all walks of life. It is the stories I hear of how people stepped into medical writing and then developed as freelancers that m…

Lisa Chamberlain James

Section Editor

Lisa is a Senior Partner and CEO of Trilogy Writing & Consulting Ltd. Aside from management activities, she leads client projects, with extensive experience in a variety of documents. Lisa has a special interest in writing for the general public …

Louisa Marcombes

Section Editor

Louisa is Freelance Medical and Veterinary Writer, after having spent 20 years in veterinary clinical practice, mainly based in London, UK. During her clinical career she developed an interest in all aspects of communication within the clinical team,…

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Section Editor

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström, MD, PhD runs Proper Medical Writing, the first Polish medical writing agency. Between 1991 and 2013, she worked within the pharmaceutical industry where she gained experience in orphan drugs and rare disorders through her w…

Nicole Bezuidenhout

Section Editor

Nicole Bezuidenhout is an avid medical writer and editor with expertise in medical research, scientific publications, clinical documents, and digital content creation and marketing. She is also passionate about empowering young grassroots leaders i…

Payal Bhatia

Section Editor

I am a biologist by education. As I was growing cell cultures and multiplying yeast—day in, day out—I realized this could not be it. I found my passion for writing and communicating science and quickly started invading some unknown territories of sci…

Sam Hamilton

Section Editor

Dr Sam Hamilton is a postdoctoral virologist, pharmaceutical industry professional since 1994, and regulatory medical writer since 1998. She has supported pharmaceutical, CRO, and biotech clients through her writing activities and CRO leadership. Sam…

Simon Page

Section Editor
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Somsuvro Basu

Section Editor

Somsuvro Basu, PhD is a freelance medical communicator based in Brno, Czechia. Som has nearly 3 years' experience as a scientific & medical communicator. Previously, he acted as a science communication officer at the Czech research consortium — C…

Stephen Gilliver

Section Editor

Stephen Gilliver studied for a PhD in Cell Biology at the University of Manchester before working as a post-doc at the same institution and as an associate lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2010 he moved to Sweden and started working…

Wendy Kingdom

Section Editor

Wendy has more than 30 years’ experience of clinical research and medical writing in the pharmaceutical industry. She has been working successfully as a freelance medical writer since 2002 and specialises in clinical and regulatory documents. Wendy h…

Ashish R. Agrawal

Dr. Ashish Agrawal, Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Medicine) is head of the Publications and Medical Communications group at SIRO Clinpharm. He has over 15 years of varied experience in medical writing,  pharmacovigilance, and preclinical and clinical researc…

Daniela Nakagawa

Daniela Nakagawa, PhD, is an Associate Medical Writer at Azur Health Sciences. She has experience working as a science writer for small companies, and she has recently transitioned to regulatory medical writing. She is head of EMWA’s graphics team an…

Ivana Turek

Ivana Turek is a nature loving person, who has passion for writing and reading. She finished her PhD in Pharmacy with a thesis on a plant metabolization by gut microbiota, at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Graz, Austria. In 2017, she won…

Laura C. Collada Ali

She is a Medical Writer and Translator with extensive experience in delivering multilingual authoring and translation services for leading research organisations, pharmaceutical companies and government groups. She served as Public Relations Officer …

Namrata Upadhyay

Dr Namrata Upadhyay is a dental surgeon and an experienced clinical and regulatory consultant with expertise in EU regulatory strategy, document creation and submissions for the medical device industry. Currently employed, part-time, as a Senior Prod…

Petal Smart

Petal Smart, DVM, is a medical editor and veterinary surgeon by training. She has been a member of EMWA since 2018. She presently specializes in continuing medical education and veterinary news, business, and medicine.

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Tiziana von Bruchhausen

Tiziana specialises in pharmacovigilance writing and has gained over 10 years’ experience while working in various roles for mid-sized and large pharmaceutical companies. She is currently employed as a principal pharmacovigilance writer at Boehringer…

Zuo Yen Lee

Zuo Yen is a proud life scientist-turned-medical writer since 2017. After completing her PhD in Biology and spending 10 years in scientific research and diagnostic industry, she decided to combine her scientific skills and knowledge with her passion …

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Medical Writing is a quarterly publication that aims to educate and inform medical writers in Europe and beyond. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, and all issues include feature articles and regular columns on topics relevant to the practice of medical writing. We welcome articles providing practical advice to medical writers; guidelines and reviews/summaries/updates of guidelines published elsewhere; original research; opinion pieces; interviews; and review articles.

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Editoral Board

Editor-in-Chief

Raquel Billiones

Co-Editors

Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Nicole Bezuidenhout

Claire Chang

Barbara Grossman

Sarah Milner

John Plant

Sampoorna Rappaz

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Daniela Kamir

AI/Automation

Jennifer Bell

Biotechnology

Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News 

Ana Sofia Correia 

Gained in Translation

Ivana Turek

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh 

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Phil Leventhal

Manuscript Writing

Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Payal Bhatia

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Laura Kehoe

Out on Our Own

Tiziana von Bruchhausen

Pharmacovigilance

Clare ChangZuo Yen Lee 

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Kimi Uegaki

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Layout Designer

Chris Monk