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My journalism

 As a journalist for more than 40 years (I started young) I have written for national newspapers including the Guardian, Observer, Times and Sunday Telegraph, magazines including New Statesman, the Literary Review, TLS and History Today and medical journals including The Lancet and British Medical Journal. My work has won several awards. I am a member of the National Union of Journalists and a former fellow of the Royal Literary Fund. You can contact me at 


Recent articles

Guardian Review

6 Jan 2018 From scientists to weapons testers

A Lab of One's Own by Patricia Fara

14 Oct 2017 The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris

17 April 2017 A love of the dead, maggots and all

Past Mortems by Carla Valentine

10 Nov 2016 An exquisite story of scandalous subterfuge

A Woman Ahead of her Time by Michael du Preez and Jeremy Dronfield

13 Jan 2016 A lively history of strange animals and stranger people

Menagerie by Caroline Grigson



15 Sept 2023 - Bone-weary

18 Aug 2023 - Five to midnight

7 July 2023 - A long dark corridor

10 Mar 2023 - Slick operation

1 July 2022 - Labour of love

10 Jun 2022 - Vital signs

15 April 2022 - Cheerful to the end

5 Feb 2021 - Breathtaking

1 May 2020 - Deadly serious comic

31 Oct 2018 - Outside the Hospital Doors


Literary Review

Oct 2018 - Liquid of Life

Nine Pints by Rose George

June 2018 - Facing the Void

With the End in Mind by Kathryn Mannix

May 2018 - In Florence's Footsteps

The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson

Mar 2018 - The Past is another Person

Somebody I used to Know by Wendy Mitchell

Feb 2018 - No Respect for Golf Courses

Rise Up Women! by Diana Atkinson

and Hearts and Minds by Jane Robinson

Aug 2017 - Sense of an Ending

Every Third Thought by Robert McCrum

Feb 2017 - Priming the Pump

Fragile Lives by Stephen Westaby

Nov 2016 - Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Entanglement by Emma Tarlo

Sept 2016 - Blessed are the Bacteria

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

May 2016 - Long Goodbye

Beyond the High Blue Air by Lu Spinney

Feb 2016 - I can't go on. I'll go on

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Dec 2015 - Drop Dead Gorgeous

Fashion Victims by Alison Matthews David

Oct 2015 - Hostess with the Mostess

Peg Plunkett by Julie Peakman

May 2015 - Top to Toe

Adventures in Human Being by Gavin Francis

Nov 2014 - Final Words

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

May 2014 - Decisions & Incisions

Do No Harm by Henry Marsh


New Statesman

July 2016 - The world in your hands

Hands: What we do with them - and why by Darian Leader & This Mortal Coil by Fay Bound Alberti


Daily Express

16 May 2017 - How hypnosis cured my headaches



5 July 2019 - Trailblazing Medical Women

8 Jun 2019 - Opening the Box of Tricks

21 July 2018 - Charles Dickens' Scientific Network 

2 Mar 2019 - The Anatomy Professors

3 Feb 2018 - The Medical Suffragettes

18 Feb 2017 - The mesmerist will see you now

16 July 2016 - Two doctors who put Worcester on the medical heritage map

4 June 2016 - Exceptional and Extraordinary artists

7 May 2016 - Casting the body


Commentary - magazine of the Royal College of Physicians

Oct 2016 - The Healing Arts - how art is helping patients to recovery

June 2016 - Delivering Hope and Help - the doctors working with refugees

Dec 2016 - William Harvey and 17th-century Witchcraft


Royal Literary Fellowship - Vox recordings

Letter to my younger self

Life changing literature

Why I write



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