About Me

After obtaining an MSc in molecular biology from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary in 1988, I became a full-time freelance medical writer and journalist.

I continued that for 28 years (except for three years in media relations at the University of Calgary from 1990-1993,  four months at Fleishman-Hillard in Toronto in 1994 and six months with a continuing medical education company in Markham in 1994).

Along the way my work appeared in both general-public and trade publications across Canada and the US. I also was a judge for the feature-article category of Canada’s National Newspaper Awards and a judge for the Canadian Science Writers’ Association’s yearly journalism awards.

I pivoted in early 2016 to full-time, independent activism and investigative journalism.