I am a writer and editor based in Surrey, UK, specialising in narrative, non-fiction features. I work mostly on biology and medical topics and have a particular interest in biochemistry, cell biology, twins, palliative and end-of-life care, and medical technologies. I also write news stories, press releases and web copy.
My work has appeared in publications for a variety of charities and companies, including the Wellcome Trust, Medtronic, British Heart Foundation and Nature Publishing Group. 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. In a former life, I enjoyed several years in the heady world of motor caravan journalism.
I am adaptable, dedicated and reliable, and a passionate advocate of quality and accuracy in journalism. I am a member of the Medical Journalists’ Association. 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 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 of the Medical Journalists’ Association