Hannah Flynn – Health and science journalist
A health and science journalist with over eight years of experience covering health policy and clinical news for a range of national trade titles.
Shortlisted: PTC New Business Journalist of the Year 2011 for my work at C+D.
Won: AOP Editorial Team of the Year Award 2011
Freelance journalist and science writer
My writing has been featured recently in The Guardian, TES, Nursing Standard and Vice.
As a regular contributor to Chemist+Druggist, Pharmacy Magazine, Training Matters and other prominent trade journals, I specialise in issues relating to community pharmacy and nursing. I also cover recent clinical news for a range of titles both for professionals and a general readership. Recent topics have included the quest for a male pill, the evidence behind probiotics and the challenges patients may face at Christmas.
Other clients include pharmaceutical companies and other health, science and engineering companies for whom I have written advertorial and blog posts.
The Children’s Society, digital content producer
Working with colleagues from across the organisation to develop blogs and other content for this award winning charity website, I excelled at turning jargon-filled, complex and policy focused prose into accurate, readable and searchable content for a number of audiences.
Initially starting as a temporary member of staff, my contract was extended in order to produce website content for a campaign on child sexual exploitation.
Responsible not just for content but also for project managing ongoing improvements to the website with our external developers, my role used my broad range of online and editorial skills.
RNIB, editorial assistant
Working across three titles aimed at blind and partially sighted people and the professionals who work with them I wrote topical news and features on clinical advances, health, education and social care policy and disability rights campaigns.
In this post, I introduced a frequent clinical update feature and also expanded the online community of professionals using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Not only did I frequently attend industry conferences and events I also played a key role in developing and organising the first ever NB live conference for eye health professionals.
Chemist and Druggist, reporter
When not heading to riot-torn pharmacies, or obtaining exclusive interviews with health ministers and the heads of major corporations, I fronted and co-ordinated investigations in teaching hours at pharmacy schools, the availability of sexual health services in pharmacy and the effect of the post code lottery on funding for pharmacy business.
Not only did my work garner national attention form the traditional media, I also developed an online community strategy for the magazine that saw my team win an AOP award.
Pennwell Publishing, production editor
Production editor for a small portfolio of PennWell’s B2B publications including Renewable Energy World, Power Engineering International and Cogeneration and On-site Power. I frequently attended industry conferences and produced news and features across the whole portfolio.
Post-graduate diploma in magazine journalist – Cardiff University
Covering shorthand, media law, news writing, feature writing, online journalism, journalism ethics and local and central government policy.
Biology BSc 2.1 – The University of Manchester
I am a member of the European Medical Writers Association.