Sally Robertson

Sally Robertson

Feature Writer

B.Sc. Biomedical Sciences

Sally first developed an interest in medical communications when she took on the role of Journal Development Editor for BioMed Central (BMC), after having graduated with a degree in biomedical science from Greenwich University.

As a pioneer of the immediate or “gold” open access publication model, BMC made the latest biomedical journal articles instantly available online free-of-charge to readers anywhere in the world and put authors in control of the publishing process for the first time. Sally worked to promote the quality of the journal content and increase its visibility to help new journals launch and fledgling journals build up their impact factor.

Strategies included working closely with Editors-in-Chief to inform readers on up-and-coming areas of research, improving the quality of peer review, arranging media coverage, and preparing promotional material in the form of blurbs, blogs, and newsletters.

Sally started regularly writing for the company’s blog, highlighting the importance of various studies and conveying their key take-home messages to the audience. An opportunity then arose to write for BMC’s parent company, Springer Healthcare, as part of a news team dedicated to providing healthcare professionals with authoritative and independent medical news.

Sally became a specialist in reviewing and summarising the latest findings across all areas of medicine covered in major, high-impact, world-leading international medical journals, international press conferences, and bulletins from governmental agencies and regulatory bodies.

Nowadays, Sally works as a freelance medical writer, part of which includes generating daily news updates, life science articles, and interview coverage for News-Medical. She also produces webinar content, conference booklets, and articles introducing and explaining the applications of newly launched laboratory equipment.

Outside of work, Sally can be found enjoying the hustle and bustle of her hometown, puzzling over crosswords, and walking in the surrounding countryside.

Articles from Sally

COVID vaccines deployed in US highly effective at reducing hospitalizations and deaths

COVID vaccines deployed in US highly effective at reducing hospitalizations and deaths

SARS-CoV-2 vaccination lowers risk of several outcomes after breakthrough infection

SARS-CoV-2 vaccination lowers risk of several outcomes after breakthrough infection

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine provides durable protection against SARS-CoV-2 delta in macaques

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine provides durable protection against SARS-CoV-2 delta in macaques

A high-throughput pipeline for identifying nanobodies that target and neutralize SARS-CoV-2

A high-throughput pipeline for identifying nanobodies that target and neutralize SARS-CoV-2

SARS-CoV-2 delta variant generates infections more quickly than previous strains

SARS-CoV-2 delta variant generates infections more quickly than previous strains

COVID-19's impact on excess mortality in 2020 varied widely across Europe

COVID-19's impact on excess mortality in 2020 varied widely across Europe

Scientists develop an extremely potent siRNA with broad activity against SARS-CoVs

Scientists develop an extremely potent siRNA with broad activity against SARS-CoVs

Prescriptions for prenatal substance use disorder treatment fell in US during COVID-19 pandemic

Prescriptions for prenatal substance use disorder treatment fell in US during COVID-19 pandemic

Novel proteomics approach predicts severe COVID-19 outcomes

Novel proteomics approach predicts severe COVID-19 outcomes

COVID-19 lockdown restrictions may increase preterm stillbirths

COVID-19 lockdown restrictions may increase preterm stillbirths