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

Oncology Conferences in Australia 2019

I have compiled the following list of oncology conferences being held in Australia & New Zealand during 2019. If you would like your conference included in this list of oncology conferences please contact me. This is a free service. As an experienced medical writer, I can provide professional services for your medical meetings including record […] Read More

Pearl growing as a strategy in systematic literature searches

‘Pearl growing’ (also known as ‘Citation mining’ or ‘Snowballing’) is an effective approach to systematic literature searching which helps to ensure that all relevant literature has been identified. All three names hint at the iterative process involved – a grain of sand in an oyster grows slowly, layer by layer, into a pearl – one […] Read More

International Medical Conferences in Australia 2019

International medical conferences being held in Australia in 2019 I have compiled the following list of international medical conferences & congresses being held in Australia in 2019. If you would like your medical conference added to this list please contact me at ruth@mediwrite.com.au. As an experienced medical writer I can provide conference services such as […] Read More

Scientific and medical manuscript editing

I recently had an enquiry from a potential new client asking for a quote to edit an 80,000 word book manuscript. They commented: “I think we would need you to read the full manuscript and edit, but also make suggestions for appropriate structure etc. I am not sure about the labels for each type of […] Read More

The role of a medical writer in translating research into practice

Medical writers are catalysts in knowledge translation by Ruth Hadfield, PhD 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 […] 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

Successful grant applications: how to think like a reviewer

What are grant reviewers looking for when they review their stack of submissions?  How can you increase your chances of impressing them? Review Process A reviewer will usually have 10-20 grant submissions to review in detail and defend to the rest of the review panel. They are expected to go into each application in detail, […] Read More