Geoff Hall Scholarships

As you all know, the Geoff Hall Scholarships are awarded in memory of a man who firmly believed that the future of EMWA lies in our new and potential members. The Scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of an essay competition, and the title of the 2018 essay was ‘The medical Writer: Partner or Servant?’

The scholarships committee decided to award only one scholarship, to Abbie Fearon. Abbie received her PhD in tumour biology in 2015 from Barts Cancer Institute, in London. She then moved to Switzerland to take up a role as a postdoctoral research scientist at the ETH, Zürich, and Abbie is still there today. She also has a real love of science communication and is now focused on combining her research career with scientific writing for the general public.

For those of you inspired by Abbie’s success, the 2019 competition is now open, and the essay title is ‘How would you go about identifying a predatory journal?’

The submission deadline for entries is 30 September 2019.