Tina Patrick: Education and Employment

My initial scientific training in biology equipped me well for my subsequent career in medical writing. My employment progression has added to my skill set in areas such as project management, working to deadlines, interaction with opinion leaders and senior clients, presentation skills and leadership skills



1974–1982 Okehampton Comprehensive School, Okehampton, Devon

1980: 8 O-levels, including English Language and Mathematics

1982: 3 A-levels (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)


1982–1985 BSc (Hons) Biology, class 2.1University of Sussex


1985–1989 DPhil Biochemistry (Sussex)Control of gene expression during early cell cycles.


May 2012 to date Freelance medical writer


January 2011–April 2012 IMC Healthcare CommunicationSenior Account Manager


2009–2010 Complete HealthVizion LtdEditorial Team Leader, Senior Medical Writer


2004–2009 Facilitate LtdMedical Projects Client and faculty liaison, copywriting and editing, project management, working closely in a team (including mentoring and training junior staff), attending international meetings, and managing events.


1998–2004 Freelance writer and editor


1993–1998 PPS Europe Ltd (now PAREXEL-MMS)I joined the company as a trainee Editor, promoted to Senior Editor in 1996 and Editorial Team Leader in 1997


1989–1993 University of Sussex Postdoctoral Research Fellow–molecular biology–cell biology, cytology and biochemistry