Steph Carter, PhD
I am a British freelance medical writer based in Manchester in the UK, I have extensive experience in medical communications built on a background of scientific research and clinical diagnostics experience. On this page I have included a little bit about my background. For more detailed information, please read about my medical writing experience or take a look at the publications I have authored or provided support with.
From lab scientist....
At the start of the new millennium, I achieved a first class degree in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester before going on to complete a PhD in Cell Biology at the University of Liverpool. I then moved north to Scotland and worked for a number of years as a postdoctoral research scientist at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow. At this point in my career, I decided to make a change from basic research to a role with a clinical focus. Moving back to Manchester, I trained as a clinical scientist, gaining experience in several hospital laboratories and achieving a Master's degree in Clinical Biochemistry along the way.
.....to medical writer
As any medical writer will tell you, one of the best parts of being a scientist is communicating your findings to a wider audience. Having actively enjoyed writing my PhD and MSc theses and preferring to spend my working hours writing papers, I put my trusty pipette down and said my final goodbyes to the lab in 2012. In the years since then, I have had a successful career as a medical writer, working for medical communications agencies and now as a freelance medical writer. I have extensive experience in a broad range of therapy areas and project types and have built a reputation for the high quality of my work.