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Dr. Katherine Ward Ph.D.

Ward Scientific Writing



9 Rue Victor Schoelcher
FR-56400 Auray

Skills And Services Offered:

I have extensive experience in preparing a broad range of high-quality scientific, clinical and regulatory documents for the pharmaceutical industry. I worked as a science writer and project manager for scientific writing at GSK Biologicals for many years, where in addition to writing clinical study documents, I managed two teams of science writers and also led a multi-disciplinary taskforce on informed consent. My current experience as a science writer includes writing and editing:·

  • Clinical study protocols and amendments,

  • Clinical reports and summaries,

  • Informed consent forms,

  • Investigator brochures,

  • Regulatory documents,

  • Responses to authorities,

  • Conference abstracts and publications.


I have worked on prophylactic vaccine and cancer immunotherapeutic projects and have a strong knowledge of the vaccine and cancer fields. My graduate studies were in the genetics and molecular biology of cancer and post-doctoral studies were in angiogenesis and diabetes. With this background, I have many years of laboratory experience covering a broad range of molecular and cellular techniques. I have a thorough approach to all projects undertaken, with attention to accuracy and detail, and focus on the clear and concise communication of complex scientific information.

Other Information:

I have an M.A. in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in the UK, and a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of British Columbia in Canada. I successfully completed a multidisciplinary foundation level certificate in the EMWA Professional Development programme in Medical Writing. I am a native English speaker and also speak French and Italian.

Please contact me to discuss a specific project or for more details regarding my skills and availability.