Below are some examples of my writing.
National Institute for Health Research Dissemination Centre
- Very strict blood sugar control in critically ill children provides no benefit
NIHR Dissemination Centre, 23 May 2017
- Giving antibiotics immediately reduces deaths from sepsis
NIHR Dissemination Centre, 18 April 2017
- Parent-focused therapy has some long-term benefits for children with autism
NIHR Dissemination Centre, 14 February 2017
- General surgery is mostly safe during pregnancy
NIHR Dissemination Centre, 10 January 2017
- Antibiotics are probably of no benefit for acute asthma attack
NIHR Dissemination Centre, 21 December 2016
NIHR Signals summarise and evaluate important studies from the National Institute for Health Research and other health research organisations. They explain why the study was needed, what the researchers did, what the study found, how these relate to current best practice guidance and what the implications are of the findings.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Eyes on Evidence
- Modified Valsalva manoeuvre for supraventricular tachycardia
- Effects of calcium intake on bone mineral density and fracture risk
- Urgent referral for suspected cancer
- Behavioural support with pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation
- Improving physical activity among older people in the community
- Perioperative anticoagulation for people with atrial fibrillation
- Nurse-led titration of drug doses in chronic heart failure
- Basic versus advanced life support for medical emergencies
- Ultrasound during pregnancy to identify small-for-gestational-age infants
- Balance training to prevent injuries from falls in older people
- Ongoing effects of child contact arrangements in cases of domestic abuse
- Surgery versus medical therapy in ulcerative colitis
- Self-monitoring for people on vitamin K antagonist anticoagulant therapy
- Previous pregnancies in young women having an abortion
- Mental health of carers after bereavement
Eyes on Evidence was a monthly email service that summarised and provided expert commentary on important new evidence in health, public health and social care, to help busy professionals stay up-to-date. A full archive of Eyes on Evidence issues is available here.
- Occupational therapy and physical activity interventions to promote the mental wellbeing of older people in primary care and residential care. NICE, March 2015.
- Spasticity in children. NICE, December 2014.
- Headaches. NICE, October 2014.
- Infection. NICE, September 2014.
Evidence updates were produced to highlight new evidence relating to published NICE guidance. A full archive of Evidence Updates is available here.
- The language of lipids
Interview with Professor Valerie O’Donnell, Co-Director of the Systems Immunity Research Institute at Cardiff University
AcademiaNet, 12 April 2017
- Nerve and blood vessel growth: “It’s a really fundamental process”
Interview with Professor Christiana Ruhrberg, Professor of Neuronal and Vascular Biology at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
AcademiaNet, 10 March 2016
- “Communicating the wonders of the past to the present”
Interview with Professor Pamela Robertson, Professor of Mackintosh Studies at the University of Glasgow
AcademiaNet, 13 January 2016
- Inside immigration detention centres
Interview with Mary Bosworth, Professor of Criminology and Fellow of St Cross College at the University of Oxford
AcademiaNet, 18 November 2015
AcademiaNet brings excellent women researchers into the spotlight for those wishing to find members for scientific bodies or to fill leadership positions. A full archive of my articles for AcademiaNet is available here.
- Helping GPs return to practice: a look at induction and refresher schemes (PDF-1) (PDF-2)
BMJ Careers, 19 Feb 2013
- Different but equal: equivalence routes to the medical register (PDF-1) (PDF-2)
BMJ Careers, 24 Apr 2012
- The changing role of the GMC (PDF-1) (PDF-2) (PDF-3)
BMJ Careers, 14 Oct 2011
– With accompanying podcast interview.
- White doctors are almost three times more likely to land hospital jobs than ethnic minority doctors
BMJ Careers, 26 Sep 2013
– Featured in the Independent
- Development funding for SAS doctors in England drops by £1.1m
BMJ Careers, 22 Aug 2013
- Membership exam fees frozen for physicians but set to rise in other specialties
BMJ Careers, 16 Sep 2013
- Public Health England defends appointments of heads of public health without specialty training
BMJ Careers, 03 Sep 2013
- GP funding set to fall by nearly £200m by 2015, warns royal college
BMJ Careers, 29 May 2013
- Medical education bodies to cut training after last minute change to funding allocation
BMJ Careers, 03 May 2013
A full archive of all my BMJ Careers articles is available here.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to see any other examples of my writing.