About WriteSource Medical
WriteSource Medical is a boutique medical writing and biostatistics consultancy that provides professional services to the pharmaceutical and academic sectors. At WriteSource Medical Pty Ltd we pride ourselves on providing accurate, ethical and balanced professional medical writing and biostatistical services.
We cover the full range of medical writing services, from technical documents such as clinical study reports and regulatory submissions, through to marketing materials. Similarly, our biostatistical consultancy services cover the full range of client needs from study design through to reporting.
We are committed to setting-up long-term alliances with our clients, either in the form of long-term contracts or partnering arrangements. These alliances are based upon trust, shared objectives and mutual understanding of expectations and values.
Most importantly, we are committed to the ethical delivery of our services and comply with the relevant industry standards, such as the Medicine Australia’s Code of Conduct, the Statistical Society of Australia Inc. Code of Conduct, ICMJE guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts,1 Good Publication Practice2 and the International Conference on Harmonisation principles.3,4 We will not perform ghostwriting under any circumstances.
WriteSource Medical Pty Ltd is committed to understanding and meeting our clients’ needs and to comply with relevant industry standards for medical writing and biostatistics.
At WriteSource Medical we:
- Are committed to quality at all levels of the company;
- Establish objectives and measures which assure we achieve our vision; and
- Review our performance, and adjust processes to ensure continuous improvement.
About the Director
Belinda Butcher BSc(Hons) MBiostat PhD CMPP AStat
Belinda founded WriteSource Medical in 2009. Prior to this, Belinda worked at Janssen-Cilag Pty Ltd in a variety of clinical roles, ultimately becoming the Medical Communications Manager in 2005. She has also worked at UNSW (University of New South Wales) as an associate lecturer in physiology, and currently is a casual academic teaching in the Masters of Public Health Epidemiology and Statistics program, and on the Masters of Pharmaceutical Science course.
Belinda has an honours degree and a PhD in pharmacology from UNSW, and a Masters degree in biostatistics from the University of Sydney (USyd). Belinda is a Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) with the International Society for Medical Publications Professionals (ISMPP). Belinda is a member of the Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA), the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), the Australian Pharmaceutical Biostatistics Group, and the Statistical Society of Australia Inc (SSAI). Belinda is the Convenor of the Medical Writing Interest Area Subcommittee of ARCS Australia Ltd.
About the Team
Sophie Gibb BSc(Hons) MMedSc PhD CMPP, Medical Writing Manager
Sophie took up her role at WriteSource Medical in 2011. Previous positions include Project Manager at The George Institute for Global Health, and Clinical Research Associate at Quintiles (Australia and the UK) and at Phytopharm (UK). Sophie was involved in drug registration studies from phase 1 to 3 and in post-marketing studies.
Sophie has an honours degree in science and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Medical Science specialising in drug development from the University of New South Wales. She is a member of the Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA), the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), and ARCS Australia Ltd. Sophie currently manages the team of medical writers at WriteSource Medical.
Jo Leadbetter BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, Biostatistics Manager
Jo began her statistical career with AstraZeneca where she was responsible for the statistical aspects of a large Phase III program in breast cancer resulting in successful regulatory approvals in Europe, US and Japan. She subsequently led the statistical team supporting early phase trials for the company including first in man, PK-PD studies, regulatory bioequivalence trials and methodological work on MRI imaging endpoints. Ultimately she was appointed as the global product statistician for a novel phase II oncology compound and responsible for the statistical aspects of the set-up of a global proof of concept program. Jo then took on a role with Eli Lilly in Australia, managing a large team of statisticians located around the globe, responsible for regulatory trials in Asia and post-marketing studies in Asia, Europe and Australasia across oncology, diabetes, cardiovascular and neuroscience therapy areas. Jo is currently the statistics manager at Pharmaxis, an Australian pharmaceutical company specialising in the respiratory area, a part-time role that she fulfils in addition to her work with Writesource Medical.
Jo has an MSc and PhD in applied statistics from the University of Reading in the UK. She has experience of the practical application of a wide range of biostatistical methodology including missing data methods, adaptive trials and propensity scoring methodology. She is a member of the Australian Pharmaceutical Biostatistics group and was previously a member of the steering committee for this group.
Theresa Wade PhD, Medical Writer
Theresa has worked for 14 years in the pharmaceutical industry and medical research. She has experience in writing journal manuscripts, abstracts, slides and poster presentations.
Theresa took up her role at WriteSource Medical in 2017. Previous positions include Principal Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline (UK) where she was involved in the early phase development of respiratory medicines.
Theresa has an honours degree in science and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Sydney. She is a member of ARCS Australia Ltd.
Liz Hutchings RN BA MNSc FACN, Medical Writer
Liz commenced her role with WriteSource Medical in 2016. Previous roles include working as a Project Officer, Concept Development for the ANZBCTG, a Registered Nurse in regional Queensland, an Infection Control Coordinator, and as a Health Planning Project Officer with Hunter Medicare Local.
Liz obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University and a Master of Nursing Science from the University of Melbourne. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and a member of Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA), ARCS Australia Ltd and Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA).
Anne Dyson MBBS BSc(Med), Medical Writer
Anne has written for both consumers and medical professionals and is passionate about using her medical knowledge to write high quality, meaningful and engaging health information. She has impeccable attention to detail and writes and edits her work with a consistent style, always with the target audience in mind. Anne strives to create content that is accurate, evidence-based and informed by current clinical guidelines and expert opinion, yet easy to read and understand.
Anne has extensive experience creating and updating a range of web-based content that is search engine optimised, including articles, animations, slideshows, illustrated articles and health tools. She has been involved in the management of consumer content updates to ensure that all content reflects current clinical practice and guidelines. She has also created content for social media to help build brand awareness and enhance consumer engagement.
More recently, Anne has gained experience writing manuscripts for medical journals, marketing materials (including educational and professional promotional material), clinical trial protocols and research grants. She has demonstrated her ability in writing about complex medical topics to tight deadlines while meeting specific client briefs and project management skills.
Anne is a member of the Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA) and the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) and currently holds non-practising registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
Pippa Burns BSc(Hons) MPH(Dist) GradCertMgtComn(Dist) PhD GradCertMedEd, Medical Writer
Pippa has experience in writing journal manuscripts, systematic reviews, abstracts, poster presentations and medical education materials. She is a member of the International Society for Medical Publications Professionals (ISMPP) and the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA).
Pippa obtained an Honours degree in Pharmacology from Manchester University, and both a Master of Public Health (Dist) and PhD from the University of Wollongong. Pippa joined WriteSource Medical in July 2020.
Caroline Pile BNurs Grad Dip Mental Health Nursing, Medical Writer
Caroline has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry in clinical trial management, nursing and pharmaceutical sales. She gained experience in the pharmaceutical industry initially as a Medical Representative, then moved into clinical trials as a Clinical Research Associate and progressed to managing large multicentre global studies as a Project Manager. Caroline has experience in protocol development, data management plans, case report form design and ethics applications.
Caroline began working with WriteSource Medical in 2020. Previous roles were with Organon, Eli Lilly and Quintiles Pty Ltd in Australia and Harrison Clinical Research in the United Kingdom. Caroline has experience in Phase 1 to 3 clinical trials. Therapeutic area experience includes HIV, benign prostatic hyperplasia, acute coronary syndrome, osteoporosis, breast cancer, menopause and infertility.
Caroline has a Bachelor of Nursing from the Australian Catholic University and a Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from the University of Sydney and has completed the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct certification through the University of Tasmania.
At WriteSource Medical we:
• Deliver quality writing with excellent publication success.
• Establish clear objectives with our clients.
• Seek feedback from all clients to strengthen our experience.
We also care for the Environment
Our office is run using 100% accredited GreenPower and we use recycled products where possible.