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Ruth Hadfield, PhD | Medical writing, editing & research consultant

Medical Writer

The role of a medical writer in translating research into practice

Recently I watched Simon Sinek’s inspiring TedTalk about how great organisations ‘Start with Why’.  It got me thinking.  I love being a freelance medical writer.  I really enjoy researching the medical literature and working on a wide variety of topics and I have no doubt that I bore my friends by constantly updating them about the latest medical […] Read More

What is medical writing?

What does a medical writer do? Medical writing is a term that encompasses a wide range of tasks from journalism and blogging through to writing highly specialised regulatory submissions for approval of a new drug or medical device.  Very few medical writers cover the entire spectrum of medical writing, most specialise in a subset. Other […] Read More

Comprehensive review shows no link between vaccinations and autism

New Australian research published in the journal Vaccine has found no evidence for a link between childhood vaccinations and autism. The comprehensive, systematic review was conducted by Associate Professor Guy Eslick, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney and included five cohort studies involving more than 1.25 million children and an additional five case-control studies involving more than […] Read More

Latest Australian research shows maternal depression is more common four years after childbirth

A recent study published in BJOG has found that maternal depression appears to be more common at four years following childbirth than at any other time in the first 12 months after childbirth. The research suggests that there needs to be a greater focus on maternal mental health. The research, conducted by Dr Hannah Woolhouse, […] Read More