About Me

Melbourne, Australia
I am a medical writer with over 20 years of experience and expertise in medicine, science and healthcare. I specialise in the clear communication of science and medicine ethically and effectively to a broad and varied audience. Put simply, I love to write!

I am the founder and Managing Director of Whipbird Communications (, providing comprehensive medical writing services; tailored tools to innovate, manage and streamline processes; and a scientific and medical writing education platform for clients in the medical, scientific, biomedical, academic, healthcare, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

I have written over 100 scientific manuscripts, 80 research grants, and 80 clinical trial protocols in multiple therapeutic areas with extensive experience writing about science, medicine, healthcare, clinical trials outcomes, medical devices, and clinical, scientific, medical and translational research. I am skilled at transforming highly technical scientific and medical content into abstracts, posters and slide sets.

I also have experience and expertise consolidating and distilling complex scientific and medical outputs to produce health education information for a variety of stakeholders (including doctors, pharmacists, patients and the broader public) as well as book chapters, white papers, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and continuing medical education (CME) documents, among other medical writing deliverables.

I am a leader in medical communications demonstrated by my experience recruiting, managing, training and supporting a team of medical writers and program managers to drive the timely preparation of exceptional medical writing deliverables that ethically and effectively communicate science and medicine.

I am committed to the field of medical communications. As an educator and mentor, I have developed and lead an innovative education platform focused on providing professional development training in scientific and medical writing. As a manager and director, I have developed and implemented unique tailored tools that innovate, manage and streamline processes related to medical and scientific writing.

I am passionate about building and nurturing strong and lasting partnerships with diverse stakeholders. Through my professional experience, I have learnt how to establish, maintain and cultivate these relationships; and this has resulted in the completion of numerous successful medical writing projects.


Melbourne, Australia


PhD, Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP)


Over 20 years of experience and expertise.

Writer Categories:

Clinical Trials.  Consumer Education.  Editor.  Patient Information.  Writer.  Health Professional Education.  Grant Writing.  Manuscript Preparation.  Systematic Reviews & Meta-analysis.  Proofreading. 

Specialty Topics:

Cancer.  Cardiology.  Chronic Health Conditions.  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  Diabetes.  Genetics.  Immunology.  Medical Devices.  Men's Health.  Neuroscience.  Oncology.  Rare Diseases.  Women's Health.  Medical Technology.  Evidence-based Medicine.  GP Education.  Medical Editing.  Surgery.  Therapeutic Goods Regulation.  Health Science.  Medical Science.  Health & Medical Technology.  Respiratory.  Endocrinology.  Genomics.  Biology.  Allergy.  Gynaecology.  Overactive Bladder Syndrome.  Metabolomics.  Biomedical Science.  Antimicrobial Resistance. 

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