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Skills and Qualifications
Editing and Writing
I am proficient in the standard forms of journalistic writing – news, features, profiles, reviews. I’ve acted as editor and sub-editor for a team of journalists focusing on health and was responsible for implementing a style guide across this team.
One of my passions is translating complex health issues into language that makes them understandable for a lay audience. I enjoy clarifying the many myths which are peddled by many journalists, both to improve journalism and public health. I was awarded 1st prize by the Cochrane UK and Ireland Group for my work on communicating a review of stroke medication in a manner suitable for a national newspaper.
I am able to use WordPress, Microsoft Office and Adobe Dreamweaver. I can write in HTML5 and CSS, and have presented a website I built at Google HQ in London. I am able to critically analyse scientific papers and extract the key information from them.
Health Editor, Westminster World
As well as writing and contributing stories as a reporter, I had overall responsibility for health output. This involved supervising two other student reporters and making sure that any other reporters who wanted to cover health stories within their own beats did so appropriately. During this time I dealt with anonymous sources, FOI requests, and leaked communications, as well as reporting live from industrial action.
Prior to starting my BA in Medical Journalism, I spent a year on placement in various hospital settings. During this time, as well as improving my medical knowledge, I improved my professional communication, teamworking and interpersonal skills. These placements involved both weekend and night shifts.
Assistant Supervisor, Oakfield Summer School
I have spent the last 5 summers working at a summer school for children with physical and learning disabilities. During this time I have taken on more responsibilities, and was chosen to work an additional week supervising adults last year. I am now an assistant supervisor, after starting as a helper, the highest position one can take on without qualifying as a teacher.
BA in Medical Journalism (The University of Westminster, Sept 2015 to July 2016)
- Completed; results pending
- Modules in Medical Journalism, Web Production, News and Feature Writing, Journalism Ethics and Law, Coding and Multimedia Skills
MbChB in Medicine (The University of Sheffield, September 2012-)
- Pre-clinical years completed
- Returning to complete clinical years in September 2016
International Baccalaureate (Bilborough College, 2010-2012)
- 37/45pts overall
- Higher Level studies in Chemistry, Biology and English Literature
- Standard Level studies in Spanish Mathematics and History