For the past 20 years, I've written regularly for The Times newspaper – mainly on health, but also family, relationships, food, psychology and sport. Most of my features have been in the Times 2, Weekend and Body&Soul sections .
I've also written pieces for the Daily Telegraph
Over the past decade I've written for many national magazines, including The Times magazine, Prospect and BBC Science Focus.
Specialist and professional publications
I've always thought it important to stay in touch with both sides of the care equation – the public angle on health issues, and the professional one. I write regularly for the international magazine Cancer World, which explores the complexity of cancer care from the standpoints of all of those involved. I've also written for Health Service Journal, Nursing Times and Professional Social Work.
Throughout my career I've worked with voluntary organisations, providing advice on publicity and publications, and writing many of their leaflets, booklets and reports. It started when I produced an award-winning Cancer Guide in collaboration with voluntary organisations and the BBC. Since I've worked with: Dying Matters, the National Council for Palliative Care, Macmillan Cancer Support, the Medical Foundation for AIDS and Sexual Health, the Alzheimer's Society and many others.
In 2007, my first book All About Me was published –about narcissistic personalities, embracing the cultural, scientific and psychological. Since then I've contributed to a book on Living with the Long-term Effects of Cancer, co-written a book on social work under COVID, and compiled a book of golfing quotes. I currently writing a book about the history of proton therapy.
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