Having worked as a writer in both large and small medical communication agencies since 2007, I made the switch to become a freelance medical writer in 2016.

Education

Before I became a medical writer, I studied at the University of Edinburgh, where I achieved a first class honours degree in Pharmacology with Industrial Experience. I then completed my British Heart Foundation-sponsored Ph.D which involved the study of novel nitric oxide-aspirin hybrid drugs for the treatment of heart disease.

Certification

I am an ISMPP-certified Medical Publication Professional and was invited to be a reviewer of the latest version of the Good Publication Practice Guidelines. I keep up to date with new developments in the pharmaceutical and communication industries and have completed ABPI training.

Experience

I have worked in a broad range of therapy areas from gastroenterology to aesthetics. Please see my therapy area experience for more details.

I have supported products launched in European, Global and Asian markets and have written for a wide range of target audiences. I have provided medical writing support for peer-reviewed publications, textbook chapters and ebooks. I also have extensive experience in producing congress materials and have supported the development of physician training programs, strategic publication plans and patient support platforms.

I have helped conduct Delphi consensus meetings and have produced competitor intelligence reports, citation analyses and advisory board meeting reports for several global pharmaceutical companies.

Expertise

I have a particular expertise in systematic reviews and have conducted several across a wide range of therapy areas. I recently presented a well-received paper demonstrating their value as part of a clinically focused publication plan.

For further information on the types of projects I can help you with please see services available

Catriona

I can offer support for a range of products as summarised below. The list is not exhaustive so do please get in touch if you require assistance with any other type of project and I'll be happy to discuss my experience.

  • Primary manuscripts
  • Systematic and narrative reviews
  • Congress abstracts, posters and presentations
  • Briefing documents
  • Meeting materials
  • Congress reports
  • Advisory board reports
  • Delphi consensus meetings and associated publications
  • Thought‐leader identification
  • Slide kits
  • Training tools
  • Website copy
  • Publication plans
  • Citation metrics
  • Therapy area and product‐related training documents
  • Ebooks
  • Patient-support materials
  • Internal newsletters and publication alerts