Combining PhD-level expertise and graphic design training to create high-quality, engaging and accessible scientific communications.
WRITING | INFORMATION DESIGN | EDITING
I’ve worked in science and medical communications on a freelance basis for over three years. Before moving into communications full time, I completed my PhD in life sciences—where I was developing targeted treatments for cancer and infections. I’ve worked across biotech and healthcare, positioning me well to create content for different audiences. I love digging into the literature, turning complex science topics into engaging, accessible and high-quality content backed up by thorough literature reviews and reliable sources. I work with charities, businesses, and academic clients to create written and visual content for technical and general audiences, including patients, researchers, and clinicians.
WRITING & EDITING
'Computing hospital spread' in eLife magazine. Tracking SARS-CoV-2 transmission patterns in hospitals has become easier thanks to a new algorithm.
'All together now' in eLife magazine. How do individual bacteria with different behaviors spatially organize themselves so they can travel as a tight-knit group?
'Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease — smartphones could help improve patient outcomes' in npj Digital Medicine. We have developed a diagnostic test for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using cough-sound analysis and simple clinical features. Patients can use the test, unaided, on their smartphone. Obtaining a rapid and reliable diagnosis is key to improving clinical outcomes.
'Stable gut, happy skin?' on RedoxBox website. The gut and skin share common features: both act as barriers to the outside world, protecting harmful substances from reaching the internal environment of the body; and both are lined with their own community of microbes (known as the microbiota)....Along with its microbiota, the inner workings of the gut can impact the skin. Here, we explore how the gut can influence skin health and disease.
I prepared a magazine, VividSci, creating illustrations, infographics and data visualisations to help communicate complex scientific ideas to a general audience. I prepared the content using a combination of sketching, Adobe Illustrator and Flourish. I then prepared and formatted the magazine using Adobe InDesign to provide the final version of the magazine.
As part of a combined writing and design package, the infographic was prepared for a published article for a technical audience. The article summarised key findings from a recently published, peer-reviewed article, which developed an app-based diagnostic test for respiratory diseases. The infographic was prepared, in addition to the article, to summarise how the app works. The illustration was prepared using Adobe Illustrator.
A series of nature-inspired pattens were prepared, involving flowers, bees and a beehive structure. The bee and flower were sketched by hand before digitising the illustration in Adobe Illustrator.