Medical Writing Authors Ivana Turek

Ivana Turek
Regulatory Affairs Manager


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 Jeffrey Harborne Prize for the best oral presentation and chaired sessions at various conferences. She is certified in good clinical practice and has experience in analytical chemistry – method development, marketing and regulatory affairs. She joined the EMWA and the editorial team to support the amazing publication “Medical Writing” that contains high-quality articles on various subjects. Her main                                                          hobbies are photography, hiking and gardening.



Transition to the EU Clinical Trials Regulation: Trick or treat? - Volume 32, Issue 1

Medical Writing. 2023;32(1)28-33. etiquette in clinical trial research requires companies to respect rules and to be precise and accurate. The new EU Clinical Trials Regulation 536/2014 (EU CTR) pushes companies and health authorities one step further – to be more flexible and…

Editorial - Volume 32, Issue 1

Unsung heroes: The medical writer’s role in clinical trials The medical writer is heavily involved in clinical trials from A to Z and even beyond. Although we are not in the frontline, our role is nevertheless crucial as we develop most of the…

Getting Your Foot in the Door - Volume 31, Issue 4

Contributors: Bruna Landeira (author), Ivana Turek (section editor) What piece of advice do aspiring medical writers tend to ignore? - Bruna Landeira Medical Writing. 2022;31(4)86-87.

Getting Your Foot in the Door - Volume 31, Issue 3

Contributors: Sophie Ash (author), Ivana Turek (section editor) From burned-out nanny to six-figure business owner: Sophie's road to success Sophie Ash Medical Writing. 2022;31(3)96-97. Ivana Turek (section…

Getting Your Foot in the Door - Volume 31, Issue 2

“Pharmacists can only work in pharmacy”. False! Prior to my studies in pharmacy, I thought so until I had an introductory course at the university and heard about many career opportunities after completing a diploma. Still, the lecturers stressed…

Getting Your Foot in the Door - Volume 31, Issue 1

“Do your homework, knowledge is power!” my teachers used to say. Yes, we learn a lot during our education, respect the rules of the system, and we rely on that knowledge. However, once that stage is over, we are overwhelmed with possibilities and…

Getting Your Foot in the Door - Volume 30, Issue 2

Below, two young colleagues share their experiences as mentees and the benefits they gained from such programmes. First, Geneviève Laumen tells it from the perspective of being part of an organised, structured mentorship. Next, Ivana Turek shares…

Beyond limits – Leading at the Edge - Volume 30, Issue 2

Every member of a working group or a team has a defined role, such as that of a leader or a mentor. Although every role has its own distinct definition, a great mentor can be a great leader and vice versa. One of the finest mentor leaders, explorer…


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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


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Claire Chang

Barbara Grossman

Amy Whereat

Petal Smart

John Plant

Sampoorna Rappaz

Sarah Milner

Section Editors

Jennifer Bell


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


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

Lay out Designer

Chris Monk