Jane is a seasoned health writer and production journalist with extensive experience on national newspapers and magazines.
She edited the health pages of The Sun for five years and was health editor of Woman's Own for three. In a Fleet Street career spanning three decades Jane has worked as a writer or sub-editor on titles including the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, Daily and Sunday Express, Daily and Sunday Mirror, The Times and Daily Telegraph — where she was chief sub-editor of the prestigious Saturday supplement.
Recently her work has appeared in the Daily Express, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Mirror, Sunday Express, Woman magazine and on the NetDoctor website.
Jane has a talent for turning complex health issues into crisp, engaging copy and an editor's eye for detail and accuracy
In 2007 she received Cancer Research UK’s National Communicator Flame of Hope Award for her campaigns at The Sun on Herceptin and bowel-cancer screening.
Jane was shortlisted for the Medical Journalists' Association Health Editor of the Year in 2009. She is a vice chair of the Medical Journalists' Association and launched and edits the Association's website. She is also a member of the Guild of Health Writers.
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It isn’t often that a Murdoch tabloid produces a better account of a medical problem than anything the Department of Health’s chief scientific advisor can muster.
Professor David Colquhoun, BMJ 2009,
commenting on Jane's coverage of homeopathy
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