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Executive Science Editor and Writer
Sheila Ali-Oston BSc. MSc. F.R.I.


Photo: Frank Farina

British science correspondent and editor based in London and New York for the past 18 years after 10 years as an international, foreign correspondent working around the world. Initially involved in medical research (biochemistry and immunology), I became both the science editor of pharmaceutical weekly and the editor of biotechnology monthly publications before tackling technical writer for the U.K.'s Chemical Industries Association (CIA).

When the number of other foreign assignments increased, I became resident abroad as an international correspondent for several employers, including the BBC, The Earth Times, Elsevier, IPC and Reed Healthcare. Overseas residences have included France, Jordan, Switzerland, Uganda and the U.S.A. from which I have explored health, science, technology and United Nations issues around Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the Asia-Pacific and N. America.

Currently also working as an independent consultant, I specialize in HIV/AIDS, cloning, gene therapy, human genome, stem cell research, pharmaceuticals, vaccines and United Nations concerns. While maintaining a trans-Atlantic career, I am actively raising my children to have a balanced, international perspective on education and global issues.

St Mary Abbott’s School, Kensington, London, U.K.
The Godolphin and Latymer School for Girls,
Hammersmith, London, U.K.
St Swithun’s School, Winchester, Hampshire, U.K.
University of London (various colleges)
St George’s Hospital Medical School, London.
University of Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

BSc. Biology

MSc. Immunology

Scripps Howard Fellow (New Media)
The Graduate School of Journalism
Columbia University, New York.

Fellow of The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London.

Royal Over-Seas League, London.
Director-General's Special Rep. in New York

Actively support:
Amnesty International
Cancer UK
Committee to Protect Journalists
Nelson Mandela Foundation/MandelaDay
Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders
The Royal Institution of Great Britain, U.K.
UN Women
William J. Clinton Foundation, U.S.A.
World Health Organization

Contact details:

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