Cambridge researcher tackles the health stories

NIHR Cambridge BRC researcher, Dr James Rudd, has been on secondment as one of 13 British Science Association Media Fellows at The Guardian.

In his day-to-day job James Rudd, cardiovascular researcher, works on finding new ways to predict heart attacks before they occur. However, he’s recently been given the opportunity to take on the science desk at The Guardian, shadowing science journalists as well as writing his own news stories on health and science.

A scheme running for 30 years, the Media Fellowship gives researchers a better understanding of how the media industry works. James has been learning what makes a good news story and getting used to tight deadlines that will all be beneficial to his research work. James has worked on several health stories such as peer support to breastfeeding mothers and the gonorrhoea superbug.

Read the full story by the British Heart Foundation and what James had to say about his time at The Guardian.

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