About Me

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
I am a freelance medical writer and medical copywriter with over 18 years of experience in the healthcare sector. I am available to take on short- or long-term contracts.

As the owner-operator of Elion – a medical communications business based in New Zealand – I provide medical writing and medical copywriting support to medical communications agencies, healthcare advertising agencies, medical device companies, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. I have a truly global business and currently work with clients in the United Kingdom, Japan, Malaysia, and New Zealand.

As a freelancer, I am able to adopt flexible working hours, while my southern hemisphere location enables me to provide an ‘around-the-clock’ writing resource for my European/UK/US clients – I work while you sleep!

I am experienced in the following therapy areas:
– Respiratory medicine (asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)
– Metabolic diseases (including diabetes)
– Neurology (multiple sclerosis)
– Oncology (predominantly breast and lung cancer)
– Airway management and anaesthesia (medical devices)

I write the following types of materials:
– Peer-reviewed publications (primary and secondary manuscripts)
– Conference materials (slide decks, posters, abstracts)
– Clinical summaries
– Product brochures, fact sheets and sales aids (print and digital), press ads, internal communications
– Website and digital media content
– Patient materials
– Training materials

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Hawke's Bay, New Zealand


MSc Science Communication
CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing


Freelance Medical Writer and Copywriter (2013–present)
Senior Product Manager (International),
The Laryngeal Mask Company Limited, St. Helier, Jersey, UK (acquired by Teleflex in October 2012)
Medical Copywriter, Seven Stones, London, UK
Medical Copywriter, Langland, Windsor, UK
Wildlife Documentary Researcher, Natural History Unit, BBC Television, Bristol, UK

Writer Categories:

Clinical Trials.  Clinician.  Consumer Education.  Pharmaceutical.  Promotion/marketing.  Writer.  Health Professional Education.  Manuscript Preparation.  Website Copywriting. 

Specialty Topics:

Asthma.  Cancer.  COVID-19.  Diabetes.  Immunology.  Medical Devices.  Mental Health.  Oncology.  Virology.  Evidence-based Medicine.  GP Education.  Health Science.  Medical Science.  Infant Formula.  Respiratory.  Biology.  Multiple Sclerosis. 

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In discussion with Dr Ben Bravery - 9 February 2023 in Sydney

You are invited to hear from Dr Ben Bravery, the author of 'The Patient Doctor', on Thursday 9 February 2023 from 6pm. This event is hosted by the Australasian Medical Writers' Association and is open to all.

Ben will be talking about his experience as a cancer patient, and how this has impacted how he now interacts with the healthcare system as a doctor. Ben is a strong advocate for putting the patient at the heart of healthcare. This event will also be an opportunity to network and socialise with medical writers.

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