Australasian Medical
Writers Association

Promoting excellence in health and medical communications

About Us

The Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is the peak body for promoting excellence in health and medical communications in Australasia through education, networking and mentoring.  

AMWA was established in 1982 and supports a growing community of medical communicators from Australia and New Zealand.

AMWA supports a diverse community of medical communicators, many of whom are freelancers. AMWA also attracts many doctors, nurses and other health professionals who are interested in expanding their career into writing and editing as well as journalists who wish to specialise in health and medicine.


Our members include writers and editors who specialise in health and medical articles for the mainstream press, electronic media and publications for health professionals.

We also have writers and public relations practitioners who work for hospitals, government departments, health promotion organisations, pharmaceutical companies and a range of other groups with an interest in health and medicine.

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Lifetime Honorary AMWA Members

 In recognition of their dedication and service to the Australasian Medical Writers Association the following people have been awarded Lifetime Memberships with the association.

Michelle Guillemard

Sarah McKay

Justin Coleman

Tina Allen

Rada Rouse

Amanda Caswell

Calvin Miller

Member Spotlight - Michael Molloy-Bland

Michael gained his PhD at Otago University and then secured a postdoctoral research position at the University of Oxford. He is currently working as Scientific Director in the Melbourne office of Oxford PharmaGenesis, working remotely from New Zealand. His role mainly involves overseeing strategy and content development for scientific publications across several client accounts.
He shares more about his journey, and some very wise insights and words of advice, on our Member Spotlight page.

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