Freelance Journalism


Letters, diaries and medico-political articles in Sunday Times.
Sunday Times serialised ‘A Slight and Delicate Creature.’

Articles in Sunday Times, Observer, Mail on Sunday, Daily
Express, Scotsman, Evening Standard; mainly relating to writing memoirs. Open letters to Mary Archer and John Major.

Weekly column in Observer entitled ‘Moral Muse,’ covering wide
array of topics: social, family, relationships, work-life balance, religion, culture clashes, tolerance, abuse, addiction, loyalty, medico-political.

Monthly Agony Aunt column in ‘Women’s Journal,’ ending when
magazine closed.

Sunday Times feature and extract from ‘Lords of Creation’

Monthly Agony Aunt column in ‘Marie Claire.’

Feb 2003-Aug 2004
Weekly ‘op-ed’ opinion column, Scotsman.

Jun 2003- Dec 2003
Weekly ‘Doctor’s Notes’ column, Scotsman.

Regular articles (monthly approx.) in Medical/Science pages, Scotsman.

2002 onwards In addition to the above
Numerous pieces in Mail on Sunday, Guardian,
Observer, Sunday Express, Scotsman, BMA News Review, Herald, Daily Mail, Scotsman,Independent, Scotland on Sunday, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph: book reviews, opinion pieces, comment, political/social comment, medical/psychological issues, ethical dilemmas.

Regular (approx. monthly) columns for New Statesman: book reviews, medical/science/political issues.

Quarterly ‘Second Opinion’ Column in ‘Health Matters’


Regular ‘Vital Signs’ and ‘Emeritus’ columns in BMA News

Literary Festivals and Events
Ways with Words Literary Festival, Dartington 1999 and 2003.
Yorkshire Post Literary Lunch, Jan 1999
Cambridge University Union debate, ‘This House Prefers a Woman on Top’ with, inter alia, Peter Stringfellow October 1999
Overseas Women’s Club lunch and talk 1999 and 2003
Swindon Literary Festival May 2001
Literary Lunch Cambridge 2002
Lecture to Orwell Society, Eton College, on the Psychology of Power
TV and Radio
‘In the Psychiatrist’s Chair’ Anthony Clare Aug 1999
Breakfast with Frost Feb 1999
Woman’s Hour Interview with Jenni Murray 2001
Richard and Judy show 1999
Jeremy Vine Show Nov 2003
After first book published, many live and recorded TV and radio appearances, chat
shows, interviews etc. and also following second book.
Trevor MacDonald’s programme on NHS funding 2006
BBC Radio 4 series ‘Behind Every Great Man is a Great Woman’ Jan 2008