Chrissie Giles specialises in writing, commissioning and editing long-form features. She works mainly on biology and medical topics, and has a particular interest in palliative and end-of-life care.
After studying biochemistry at the University of Leeds, she completed a master’s degree in science communication in 2003. She has been working as a writer and editor ever since.
She has worked in medical communications and scientific publishing, and even enjoyed a brief detour into the heady world of motor caravan journalism. She is currently commissioning editor at the Wellcome Trust’s open-access publication Mosaic, which publishes long-form pieces and is dedicated to exploring the science of life.
Growth is good: mission or mania?
"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student