Tina K. Allen BAppSc (Biomed), MA ( Journalism), Dip Book Publishing & Editing, worked as a medical scientist for ten years before becoming a freelance medical writer and editor in 1996. She has written feature stories for the GP magazine Australian Doctor, edited the medical journal Pathology and most recently worked as the consultant medical writer for Northside Clinic, part of Ramsay Health Care. She was president of the Australasian Medical Writers Association from 2005 to 2009. This is her first book. Tina lives with her family on a farm in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.