2017: Shortlisted, Freelance of the Year, MJA Awards
2015: Shortlisted, Blogger of the year, MJA Awards
2013: Commended, MJA Awards
2009: Best National Newspaper Feature, Guild of Healthwriters
2009: Best Freelance Feature, Guild of Healthwriters.
2008: Excellence in Cancer Reporting, Pfizer Excellence in Oncology Awards
2007: Freelance Journalist of the Year, MJA Awards
2007: Overall Freelance Writer, Guild of Health Writers
Contributing freelance national newspaper journalist
Now writing for Daily Mail Good Health, Mosaic Science, BMJ.
Previously for the Telegraph, Independent, FT, Guardian, Observer, Times, Lancet.
Producer for R4
working with Dr Phil Hammond on programmes:
To Err is Human, Radio 4, August 2008,
Metaphor for Healing, Radio 4, October 2009
Blogger and public peaker.
Public Relations: PR consultant to www.Healthtalk.org for 5 years
Researcher: How to Have A Good Death (BBC2, March 2006).
Copywriter for: Sue Bird Associates, Readers Digest,
Arthritis Research Campaign, E-Learning for Health, Royal College of Psychiatrists,
Living with Gluten Intolerance, Sheldon, 2009
How to Have a Good Death Dorling Kindersley, 2006
Everything a Girl Needs to Know about Her Periods, 2003, Ronnie Sellers Production
Surviving the Baby Blues, 1997, Ward Lock)
Richard and Judy appearance
4th November 2004: told joke, made Richard laugh
what people say
Jane came up with brilliant headline-grabbing research and fun, evidence-based health quizzes and tip boxes. Her writing was engaging and accurate. She met our tight deadlines, and patiently answered the editor’s queries.
Kim Davies, Therefore Publishing.
E-Learning for Health
Jane used her networking and experience to achieve an excellent body of work on the role of leadership in the need for health professionals to show compassion. Her perceptive and thought-provoking text challenged preconceptions and her selection of video material was sensitive and perceptive
. Penny Lewis, Clinical Lead for Leadership for Clinicians, Department for Health
Excellence in Cancer Reporting 2008
Jane has an impressive ability to guide the reader through important and complicated issues by use of well-drawn case studies, detailing the patient’s viewpoint, detailing the theory by clearly outlining relevant research and adding insight from interviews with leading specialists. British Oncological Association
Arthritis Research UK, 2011
Jane’s strength lay in bringing together competing interests to produce a wide-ranging report with content derived from a variety of sources, retaining the hard evidence while making it accessible to a lay audience. Professor Anthony Redmond, Head of Clinical Biomechanics and Physical Medicine, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine