Emma Wilkinson is a freelance journalist specialising in biosciences, medicine and health policy. She started out at The Lancet, before moving to Pulse to work as a clinical reporter where she won several awards. Other staff positions include four years as a health reporter at BBC News online. She has also worked for Nursing Times, the European Heart Journal, Chemist and Druggist, OTC, and Pregnancy and Birth magazine among others. Emma now splits her time between writing, editing and teaching at both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield where she helped develop the MSc in Science Communication.
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