Executive Committee changes

By December 11, 2020Public

Elisabeth Mahase

We’re delighted to announce that Elisabeth Mahase and Emma Wilkinson have now joined the Executive Committee, and Nigel Praities, executive editor of the Pharmaceutical Journal, has agreed to become a Vice Chair of the Association.

Elisabeth and Emma were co-opted, and Nigel was appointed Vice Chair at the December 10 EC meeting, it was also agreed that Lawrence McGinty will continue as Chair, and Jane Symons as Vice Chair. All were unanimously agreed.

Rising star

Elisabeth is clinical news reporter at The BMJ and a rising star in health and medical journalism. She won the inaugural Podcast of the Year award at this year’s MJA Awards, and Best Newcomer at our 2019 Awards. Click here to read how she got her start in journalism.

Emma Wilkinson


Emma is a prolific freelancer and an associate lecturer in journalism at Sheffield Hallam University. She specialises in health, medicine and biosciences and has worked at The Lancet, Pulse, and BBC News online.

She now contributes to a range of medical magazines and journals including Pulse, the BMJ, The Pharmaceutical Journal, Chemist and Druggist and The Limbic. She has co-authored a book — Freelancing for Journalists — and co-hosts the Freelancing for Journalists podcast with colleague Lily Canter.

MJA Chair, Lawrence McGinty says: “Nigel has already proved himself to be a huge asset to the MJA and was the driving force behind our recent lunch-and-learn webinar on podcasts. With Elisabeth and Emma now on the committee, the MJA is in great shape to deliver even more for members and meet whatever challenges 2021 may bring.”

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