|Job title:||Freelance Health Information Writer & Researcher|
I am a freelance health communications specialist: with expertise in health & medical writing, content strategy and development, research reviews, user research and qualitative research. With over 15 years experience in the health sector, I use the latest evidence from the discipline of health psychology to ensure that health content and research will make an impact on the well-being of your audience.
I work with health charities, organisations, clinicians and service providers to create accessible, engaging and co-produced health resources and communications that remove barriers to accessing information and healthcare. Everything I do is underpinned by research evidence and audience involvement. I also do stand alone research projects, particularly service and product evaluations, scoping reviews and qualitative research.
Skills and experience
Content development, strategy and copy-writing. Highly accessible and innovative health, medical and well-being content, from online information to infographics, film/animation scripts, to leaflets, booklets, presentations, guidance and research reports. I research and write content from scratch - as I am experienced in critically reviewing and summarising health and social care research and policy, including undertaking systematic and rapid reviews of evidence.
Research and insight to understand your audience’s needs: qualitative, quantitative research and evidence reviews. Translating this into recommendations and advice on best practice and next-steps. Sensitively involving users in every aspect of the process. From in depth interviews to focus groups, workshops and online consultations, it’s vitally important that work is guided by patients and families who are living with the health condition. Particular expertise in health literacy, health inequalities and the psychological impact of ill-health. Training and mentoring in health communications and research skills.
Qualifications and awards
- MSc Health Psychology (Distinction)
- Post-graduate diploma in Speech and Language Therapy (Merit)