Medical Writer and Editor, 2009-present

  • Wrote original clinical studies, expert consensus papers, as well as comprehensive reviews for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Developed accurate and instructionally sound medical educational projects
  • Produced content modules for the web and interactive software
  • Helped researchers develop publication strategies, and respond to reviewer comments
  • Analyzed data and prepared a detailed report for the public health sector
  • Produced clinical summaries based on peer-reviewed clinical studies
  • Edited scientific manuscripts written by non-native English-speaking researchers
  • Established track-record of working with numerous international clients

Consultant, KFLA Public Health Unit, 2010

  • Analyzed data from a large longitudinal survey of mothers in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington region focused on infant feeding practices
  • Published a detailed report of the survey findings to be used for future planning of public health programs and services

PhD Researcher, Queen’s University, 2006-2010

  • First-authored 1 book chapter, 6 original studies, 3 reviews, 1 commentary, and 9 abstracts in highly-ranked medical journals (Please see Publications)
  • Co-authored 6 additional publications
  • Developed and wrote a clinical research grant proposal which was funded for +$300K
  • Presented at national and international scientific conferences in oral/poster formats (Please see Presentations for examples)

Health/Clinical Research Editor,, SEED media, 2010 – 2011

  • Select and highlight the top blog posts discussing peer-reviewed medical research

Science Blogger and Podcaster,, 2008-present

  • Co-created and contribute to Obesity Panacea, a medical blog and podcast with +1000 current subscribers (hosted on network, SEED media, in 2010)

New Media Consultant, 2008-present

  • Experienced user of multiple blogging platforms (Blogger, WordPress, Moveable Type)
  • Early adopter of various online social networks, such as, Twitter (~1000 followers), Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, MySpace, Flickr, etc.

Medical Website Content Developer,, 2007

  • Developed content modules including text and illustrations

University Lecturer, Queen’s University 2005-2010

  • Lectured junior and senior university courses with class sizes of 20-120 students (Please see Lectures for sample)
  • Instructed laboratory sessions

Founder and Co-Chair, Canadian Obesity Network Students/New Professionals Group (CON-SNP) 2006-2007

  • Along with colleague Lindsay Eller, developed and chaired the Students/New Professionals group of the Canadian Obesity Network
  • Acted as the student representative on the Canadian Obesity Network Board of Directors