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Dr Sheena Meredith, MB BS, MPhil

Dr Sheena Meredith trained at the Medical College of Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and gained her medical degree from London University. She worked as a freelance medical writer when she was a student and after qualifying became Medical Editor of Medical News, a weekly magazine for GPs, and Health Editor of Company, a monthly women’s magazine. She continued to write alongside working in occupational medicine and family planning, and developed a particular interest in promoting better understanding of medical information among the general public.

Dr Meredith is now an established medical writer, editor and healthcare communications consultant, with extensive experience of writing for specialists, GPs and the public. She also has postgraduate qualifications in law and medical ethics, with particular interests in pregnancy law and end of life issues.

Dr Meredith has written extensively about medicine and health, child care, complementary medicine and nutrition, as well as consumer, travel and medical law. Her book Policing Pregnancy was the first to offer a comprehensive assessment of international healthcare law as applied to the unique situation of pregnancy. She has written or contributed to around 50 other books, as well as a wide range of publications including the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times, Times Educational Supplement, Baby magazine, Practical Health, New Scientist, Pulse and Hospital Doctor. She is a member of the Medical Journalists’ Association and the Society of Authors.