Olivia is an award-winning medical journalist and editor who has more than 35 years experience. She has worked for the UK national press, mainly the Times, the Independent and the Observer and has also spent some years writing for and editing magazines, most recently the Pharmaceutical Journal. She has written one book – The Divorce Handbook (1993) – co-authored with family lawyer Fiona Shackleton and also launched medical research charity START (Skin Treatment and Research Trust) based at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.
Writing course experience: Olivia has been a licensed trainer since 2013. Her courses include: How to write an academic paper and get it published, for aspirant academics and junior doctors; Effective writing for anyone who struggles to express themselves, and How to turn your research into a news story for scientists and doctors wanting to branch out.
Clients include: University of Cambridge, Department of Life Sciences; East and North Herts NHS Trust; Guardian Masterclasses programme
Availability: anywhere in the UK, Europe or further afield.
Qualifications: MA (Cambridge University)
“Olivia is is hugely knowledgable and incredibly helpful, so that if you expressed a specific outcome you wanted from the course, she’d check in that you had achieved that or were well on the way.'
'Beautifully written ... a rare good autobiography'
A cub on the moor: a short talk on life as a country reporter in the 1970s. Available for Rotary Clubs, Probus, U3A and other groups.
Winning the publications game: the groundbreaking book on writing scientific papers