2019-2020 Executive Committee
Emma is a pharmacist who feels fortunate to have discovered a career in medical writing while living in the UK. Since that first opportunity, Emma has enjoyed a diverse career, including becoming a medical writer manager within a global pharmaceutical company, senior medical writer within fast-paced medical communications agencies, and successfully building a freelance clientele.
Emma’s clinical experience enables her to write patient-centric content that addresses the challenges faced by healthcare professionals, ultimately aiming to improve outcomes for healthcare consumers.
Dr Jocelyne Basseal
Dr Jocelyne Basseal, BSc (Hons), PhD (University of Sydney), is the Managing Editor for the Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (AJUM). She also manages Research Grants and Policy for the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM).
Jocelyne has a research and academic background in Microbiology. She has supervised graduate and post-graduate students, published in text-books and journals, delivered university lectures and organised national and international scientific conferences.
As a microbiologist in an ultrasound world, Jocelyne has a keen interest in infection prevention and control and is actively involved with research and publication in this area.
Meredith has worked in Education, Community Services and Health sectors, with experience editing from the vocational education level to academia. She has written and edited technical information, informative material and newsletters for organisations both large and small. Meredith has had the honour to work with various authors on their books.
Meredith has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and an Honours Degree in English from Newcastle University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing from Macquarie University.
Fiona Mackinnon, PhD has been the deputy editor of Australian Prescriber for almost 10 years.
She has an academic background in microbiology and spent many years researching a vaccine for group B meningococcal disease. Before transitioning into medical writing and editing, she worked in the US, Oxford and Berlin and is now settled in Canberra.
Fiona set up a new Chapter of AMWA specifically for health and medical journal editors (AHMEN).
Mark has been writing evidence-based educational articles for clinicians in primary care since 2011. He is employed by bpacnz, a Dunedin-based, independent organisation promoting healthcare interventions for patients that are appropriate for the New Zealand setting.
Mark has a particular interest in writing about long-term conditions.
Lynnette Hoffman is an award-winning medical journalist, health communications specialist and podcast tragic. She’s passionate about developing evidence-based resources that support consumers and health professionals to create lasting behaviour change and make informed decisions that improve outcomes.
Lynnette has written for leading newspapers, magazines, websites and brands, and worked in-house in both the not-for-profit and corporate space.
Digital Content & Marketing Assistant (part-time)
Libby has a BSc, PGDip and is currently completing an MSc with a specific focus on perception versus actual risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Libby has previously held clinical, marketing and communications roles within a diverse range of industries including: FMCG, NGO and private practice.
Libby works as a freelance health writer and also provides content marketing and administrative support to the AMWA Executive Committee.