Regular contributor to: Which?, Pharmaceutical Journal, Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), The Times, BMJ Knowledge, Walk Magazine and Dot.Journalism.
Other information: Colin is a tenacious news and features journalist who specialises in health and medicine.
In 2003 he was awarded a Special Commendation at the national 2003 Norwich Union Medical Journalist Association awards for feature writing.
Colin has broken a string of national stories during an eight-year stint with two national magazines. Since then he has worked as a freelance for seven years.
He has recently worked for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and the Pharmaceutical Journal on a research project on the potential impact of physician-assisted suicide. This project was published in the Journal in November 2006.
In the last two years his work has ranged from an investigation into laser surgery malpractice for the Times to ground-breaking research on trans fats in common foods for Which?.
In 2005 he was commissioned to design an in-house training course in investigative desk research for a regular client. Nearly 50 researchers and journalists in two national organisations have so far attended that course.
Colin also has a long track-record in writing for a consumer audience. He is a regular contributor to the British Medical Journal's Best Treatments website which is now featured on the NHS Direct website.
Links to my work:
Colin's most recent articles for the Pharmaceutical Journal can be downloaded Here.
A few of his article for CMAJ and dot.Journalism are here:
Isolate patients, screen staff to fight MRSA
BMJ's legendary leader moves on
Missing the big picture
Online news bridges Cypriot divide
Need for national surveillance for hospital infections
Dungeons and dragons
Red tape threatens noncommercial research in Europe
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