Tim Albert learnt the long words studying psychology and the shortones as a
trainee. He then worked for the broadsheetsand the BBC and was education correspondent of the
.Rampant hypochondriasis steered him into medical journalism, andhe was executive editor of
and editor of
BMA News Review
. Since 1990 he has run his own training company, deliveringhundreds of courses on writing to doctors and other health profes-sionals. He is a fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development,organiser of the
’s annual short course for journal editors, andvisiting fellow in medical writing at Southampton University.