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

The role of a medical writer in translating research into practice

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

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

Oncology Conferences in Australia in 2018

I have compiled the following useful list of oncology conferences being held in Australia in 2018. If you would like your conference included in this list of oncology conferences in Australia this year please contact me. As an experienced medical writer, I can provide professional services for your medical meetings including record keeping, report writing […] 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

Beginners guide to writing, editing and publishing a medical textbook

As a medical writer and editor one of the most rewarding parts of my job is helping a medical professional prepare their medical textbook manuscript for publication. When a medical professional has had a successful career it is a natural progression to want to publish a medical textbook and leave a legacy for future generations […] Read More

Funding opportunities for Australian researchers

Please find below a list of links to funding opportunities for Australian medical researchers.  We will try to update this page regularly. Brain Foundation 2017 Grant Applicant Information Research Gift Program Applications to be received by EOB Friday 23 June 2017. Gift categories include: Alzheimer’s & Other Neuro Degenerative Diseases Parkinson’s Dystonia Cerebrovascular and other Cerebral […] 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

Sleep and depression – a complex interplay

There’s a strong link between anxiety and depression, and sleep problems, and it goes both ways Treating sleep problems first will help in treating anxiety and depression. Henri Bergius/Flickr, CC BY Joanna Waloszek, University of Melbourne and Monika Raniti, University of Melbourne Good sleep is essential for our mental well-being. Just one night of disturbed […] Read More