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Alexandra Rotter is a freelance journalist in Vienna, Austria. She writes for titles such as Austrian magazine Format and contributes to radio programmes. She is also co-founder of Freischreiber Österreich, a network for freelance journalists.

Bettina Benesch is a freelance journalist and editor, who lives and works in the Vienna area of Austria. She is editor of the German edition of EXPLOREMAGAZINE. Benesch has one daughter and believes that ‘life is too good not to write about it‘.

Christian Duffin is a freelance journalist who has written extensively on health issues. His work has been published in the UK in national newspapers and journals including The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Mirror, Nursing Standard and Pulse. Christian has covered subjects such as cancer, mental health, diabetes and asthma. He lives in Walthamstow, East London UK.

Christoph Zotter has studied journalism in Austria, Canada and Finland. He now lives in Vienna and writes for various media outlets in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

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Erwin Hochmair developed the first multichannel cochlear implant, together with his wife Ingeborg Hochmair in Austria.

Against all odds

Katy Diggory is a freelance journalist from the UK living in Munich, Germany. She has written for German broadcaster ProSieben and The Guardian, and has many years experience working in politics, marketing, sports and media. She has a young daughter and spends her time juggling work, family and visiting friends in the UK.

Madeleine Bailey is a freelance journalist, editor and copywriter, who is based in London, UK. For the past 18 years, she has written about many aspects of health and lifestyle for national UK consumer press, patient-support programmes, health charities and brands. She edits the English version of ‘EXPLOREMAGAZINE’.

Marian Blaikley is a journalist and consultant, who writes about the arts and education. Her special interest is music. Before turning freelance, she worked for a number of years as director of marketing at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Siebert Neethling is the CEO of Imprint Strategic Pty Ltd, a consulting rm with global reach, which specialises in the challenges of leadership. He writes for work and for pleasure. Most importantly, he is the father of James, a recent recipient of a MED-EL hearing implant. James received the cochlear implant in his deaf ear in 2014, at the age of 17.

Sigrun Saunderson is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in Eastern Austria. Her focus is on health and popular science topics. Her work has been published in news-papers and magazines such as the Universum, EMMA and the Austrian Medical Journal.

Silvana Lins has trained as a communications scientist, politician and educator. She works as a freelance journalist, trainer and bio-energy practitioner in Haag, Lower Austria.

Say no to stress

Thomas Röbke is a freelance editor based in Hamburg, Germany. He writes for a range of publications including TV guides, a history magazine, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres and renowned German newspaper ‘Die Zeit’.

Troed Troedson is a Swedish future analyst, working for large companies and governments, and has a background as a physicist and social worker. In 1997, he founded the company Paradigm Brokers.

Brave new world

Verena Ahne
4 articles

Verena Ahne completed her studies in ethnology, then took a year off travelling the world. After that she worked for several NGOs before starting to write professionally. She is now based in Vienna, Austria where she works as a science and medical journalist.

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