The International Science Writer Team

Dr Sue Pearson, Director and Owner

Sue Pearson, who founded ISW in 2001, has been a science communicator since 1992. During her successful communications career, Sue has written over 800 press releases and more than 200 articles for many different biotech, life science and pharma companies, providing her with a unique insight into these industries.

 As well as client writing, Sue is also a well respected journalist and has published articles in GEN, Nature Biotechnology and Bioprocess International. Her excellent writing skills are underpinned by a Ph.D. in molecular biology and 10 years' experience in PR positions with two global scientific communications agencies and in marcoms roles with life science firms, Stratagene and Pharmacia Biotech (now GE Life Sciences).

To see recent examples of Sue Pearson’s recent writing, please go to:

GEN News Article - Single Use Systems Drive Down Costs

GEN News Article -Discovery Aided by Complex Assays

GEN News Article-UK Works to Keep its Edge

GEN News Article - Epigenetic-Derived Therapies on Horizon

GEN News Article - Central Eastern Europe targets biotech

Full GEN portfolio

BPI News Article - Interview with John Birch at Lonza 

Nature Biotechnology Article - China Approves First Gene Therapy 

Dr Nicki Muir: Writer

Nicki Muir has worked on a freelance basis for ISW since 2009. Her writing and editing skills have been acquired while working for scientific communications agencies and utilise her solid science background of a First Class Honours degree and Ph.D. Nicki can effectively write science-related stories to produce communications for all levels of understanding, including academic, commercial and consumer audiences. Her areas of expertise include: biotechnology, protein and DNA-based therapeutics, bioprocess, automated drug discovery systems and immunology.


Geoff Hobbs: Design Partner

Geoff Hobbs has more than 20 years’ design experience and an excellent reputation for developing creative solutions to clients’ communication requirements. His attention to detail and close working partnerships has lead to effective designs in both printed and multi-media projects. ISW has worked with Geoff Hobbs on a number of brochure and advertising projects for Syngene and Synbiosis.


Janine Tolliday: Design Partner

Janine Tolliday has more than 30 years’ design experience and has created stunning marketing literature and exhibition graphics for many scientific clients including Takeda, the Royal Society of Chemistry and ERBI. ISW has worked with Janine Tolliday to create a number of professional newsletters for Teva and ERBI.


Simon Greene: Broadcast Partner

Simon Greene has over 20 years’ experience of producing creative and effective online business communication for national and international clients. ISW has worked with Simon Greene on a number of podcast projects of high-profile scientists for TAP Biosystems and on video interviews of senior figures in the biotech industry for ERBI. 


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