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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.

Andrea Maria Huttegger is a freelance journalist based in Vienna and Salzburg, and has studied theatre, film and media sciences, as well as migration management. She likes to travel and has an interest in health, nutrition, exercise and social policies.

Bettina Benesch is a freelance journalist and editor, who lives and works in the Vienna area of Austria. 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.

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

Gina Phillips works as a TV & Radio host, actor, writer, journalist and comedy doer. The Toronto-based Golf enthusiast has been in the media business for more than a decade now and travels a lot to follow her passion for communication.

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.

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.

Rachel Pugh is an award-winning health journalist, who contributes to The Guardian, The Independent, The Times Educational Supplement and The Daily Telegraph. She has worked in strategic communication roles for the UK’s National Health Service, for the BBC and for pharma- ceutical companies. Her passion is for health issues and their impact on society and equality.

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

Stefan Mey
1 article

Stefan Mey is a journalist, author and lateral thinker who lives and works in Vienna, Austria. He writes about the economy, politics and technology but in his spare time he likes to lie in a meadow, contemplating life.

Susan Mayor has twice won the ’UK Medical Journalist of the Year’ award from the Medical Journalists’ Association, as well as a Communiqué award for her book on new drug development. Following a PhD from University College Hospital London, post-doctoral research and several years as a university lecturer, she trained as a journalist and editor for a leading publisher, before becoming news editor of the British Medical Journal.

Thomas Goebel lives and works as a freelance journalist in Freiburg, a city in beautiful Breisgau, Germany. He has two children, and he enjoys writing about education and science.

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.

Anthropologist and Germanist, Health and Social Educator. Based in Vienna, Ulrike Moschen works as a journalist in the fields of culture and health matters.

Verena Ahne
5 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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