Mediwrite – medical writing, editing & research

Freelance medical writer | Medical editor | Medical information & research consultant | Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr Ruth Hadfield, BSc, DPhil, GCBiostat
Director, Mediwrite Pty Ltd

Based in Sydney, Australia, I assist biotech & pharmaceutical companies, medical professionals and academics with a wide range of medical writing and editing projects. Read more about the services I offer here. I also offer academic writing coaching and an online academic writing course.

About me

I was awarded a PhD (DPhil) from the University of Oxford and as an academic researcher, I authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and acted as a reviewer for a number of well-respected medical journals.

I established my medical writing consultancy in 2012 and I now specialise in helping people to translate research into practice. I help turn research findings into information that can be easily digested and utilised by a variety of audiences.  Here are a few case studies  to help illustrate this process.

Contact me  now for an obligation free discussion of your medical writing, editing or research needs.


2005  Graduate Certificate of Biostatistics, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2000  Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford, Oxford, England, UK
1992   Bachelor of Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


Following 12 years of employment by Universities conducting academic and publishing academic research (see my academic track record here), I was employed by a not-for-profit to facilitate a research network of key opinion leaders and communicate the latest research findings to the general public. Seeing a need for clear and knowledgeable medical communication, I established my medical writing consultancy in 2012.

Professional memberships

AMWAAustralasian Medical Writers Association, member since 2012, executive committee member 2012-2019, former membership secretary & newsletter editor
MEAA – Freelancer Pro fully insured member of the Media and Arts Alliance

Services offered include

Contact me now to obtain a customised written quote for your project.

Examples of recent projects

Examples of recent projects I have worked on include comprehensive literature reviews and reports to support investment in start-up biotech and medical device companies, grant writing and editing, medical research, systematic reviews of the medical literature, critical reviews, data analysis, articles for medical journals, book chapters for medical specialists, medical information reports, conference coverage, attending medical meetings and preparing reports and summaries, abstract books, congress abstracts, reports, PowerPoint slide sets, conference posters, proofreading and editing services, news pieces for newsletters, e-newsletters (MailChimp), annual reports and strategic plans, continuing medical education (CME) content, continuing professional development (CPD) content, needs analysis, clinical study reports. I’m an advanced EndNote user and can quickly and easily make your documents publication ready.


I have recent writing experience in the following areas:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Menopause
  • Women’s health
  • Endometriosis
  • Supplements and vitamins
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Surgery
  • Osteoporosis
  • Breast cancer
  • Lymphoedema
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Perioperative medicine
  • Surgery
  • Public health
  • Infectious diseases
  • Asthma
  • Allergy
  • Lung cancer
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)
  • Pain relief
  • Blood transfusion
  • Haematology
  • Oncology
  • Gynaecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Epidemiology
  • Pain relief
  • Cancer
  • Clinical trials
  • Genetics
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Population Health
  • Public Health
  • Paediatrics
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Tissue banking
  • Biotech industry
  • Medical devices
  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)