About

I am a freelance scientific and medical writer based in Surrey, UK. I write mostly on  biomedical topics with a particular interest in biochemistry, cell biology, twins and heritability, palliative care, and medical technologies. I write news and feature articles, copy for websites and other digital projects, and press releases. I also work as a freelance editor.

My work has appeared in a number of different print and online publications for a variety of science and/or medical charities and publishing companies. These include the Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation, Nature Publishing Group and Null Hypothesis.

I was a regular presenter on Resonance 104.4 FM’s Big Science FM radio show, which ran until late 2012 on Wednesdays at 9pm.

On a less scientific front, I have dabbled in writing feature and news articles on a variety of topics, including education, music and books. In a former life, I enjoyed several years in the heady world of motor caravan journalism.

As part of both the day job and in my role as a freelance science and medical writer, I write and edit a variety of articles for print publications and for websites. I am adaptable, dedicated and reliable, and am a passionate advocate of quality and accuracy in scientific and medical journalism. I am a full member of the ABSW (Association of British Science Writers).

I publish both as Christina Giles and Chrissie Giles; which name is used seems to depend more on what the subeditor fancied that day than anything else.

If you’re into short bursts of about whatever I happen to be thinking/eating/listening to at random points in time, follow me on Twitter @christinagiles

  • 2003 onwards – Freelance science and medical writer alongside full-time writing and editing jobs for IPC Media, Nature Publishing Group and the Wellcome Trust
  • 2003 – MSc in Science Communication, Imperial College London
  • 2002 – BSc in Biochemistry (Ind; First class Honours), University of Leeds
  • 2002 – Licentiateship Award in Applied Biochemistry, City & Guilds
  • Full membership for a number of years and committee member of the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW) since 2009