Writing for publication

Interested in writing an article or book chapter but not sure where to start?

We have some friends of the library willing to help!

If you would like to set up a meeting with one of our friends please get in contact in the recommended way below. Please note this is an informal learning partnership.

We also have a toolkit to help get you started on your way to becoming a published author:



Online (Youtube etc)

Dr Dipankar Dutta

Profession – Consultant Physician

Area/s of interest – Stroke, atrial fibrillation, epidemiology, prognostic studies, medical statistics and data analysis

Example/s of recent publication –

Dutta, D. and Bailey, S. (2016) "Validation of ABCD2 scores ascertained by referring clinicians: a retrospective transient ischaemic attack clinic cohort study", Emergency Medicine Journal, 33(8), pp. 543-547. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2015-205519.

Dutta, D., Bowen, E. and Foy, C. (2015) "Four-Year Follow-Up of Transient Ischemic Attacks, Strokes, and Mimics: A Retrospective Transient Ischemic Attack Clinic Cohort Study", Stroke, 46(5), pp. 1227-1232. doi: 10.1161/strokeaha.114.008632.

Dutta, D., Kendall, J., Holmes, C., Murphy, P., Black, T., Whiting, R., Aujla, K., Caine, S., Hellier, K. and Walters, D. (2015) "Evaluation of a Telephone Advice System for Remote Intravenous Thrombolysis in Ischemic Stroke", Stroke, 46(3), pp. 867-869. doi: 10.1161/strokeaha.114.008190.

Dutta, D. (2016) "Diagnosis of TIA (DOT) score – design and validation of a new clinical diagnostic tool for transient ischaemic attack", BMC Neurology, 16(1). doi: 10.1186/s12883-016-0535-1.


The best way to contact me is –  dipankar.dutta@nhs.net


Dr Paul Perkins

Profession – Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Area/s of interest – Palliative Medicine

Example/s of recent publication –

Perkins, P., Day, R., Hapeshi, J. and Dixon, L. (2014) "How to conduct research in an independent hospice: practical tips and advice." European Journal of Palliative Care, 21(5). pp. 236-239.

Perkins P., Hounsome, L., and Kaushik, S. (2015) "What role can hospices play in the management of ascites?" European Journal of Palliative Care, 22(5). pp. 232-235

The best way to contact me is  – paul.perkins@suerydercare.org


Olivia Silverwood-Cope

Profession – Midwife

Area/s of interest – women’s health; birth; breastfeeding

Example/s of recent publication –

Walker, S., Reading, C., Silverwood-Cope, O. and Cochrane, V. (2017) "Physiological breech birth: Evaluation of a training programme for birth professionals." Practising Midwife, 20(2), pp. 25-28.

The best way to contact me is  – olivia@brandlanguage.co.uk



Ben Wakerley

Profession – Neurology consultant

Area/s of interest –  Neurology

Examples of recent publication –

Jones, R., Redler, K., Witherick, J., Fuller, G., Mahajan, T. and Wakerley, B. (2016) "Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome complicating diabetic ketoacidosis; an important treatable complication", Pediatric Diabetes, 18(2), pp. 159-162. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12362.

Kimachi, T., Yuki, N., Kokubun, N., Yamaguchi, S. and Wakerley, B. (2016) "Paraparetic Guillain-Barré syndrome: Nondemyelinating reversible conduction failure restricted to the lower limbs", Muscle & Nerve, 55(2), pp. 281-285. doi: 10.1002/mus.25242.

Mok, T., Jaunmuktane, Z., Joiner, S., Campbell, T., Morgan, C., Wakerley, B., Golestani, F., Rudge, P., Mead, S., Jäger, H., Wadsworth, J., Brandner, S. and Collinge, J. (2017) "Variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease in a Patient with Heterozygosity at PRNP Codon 129", New England Journal of Medicine, 376(3), pp. 292-294. doi: 10.1056/nejmc1610003.

Pilch, K., Spaeth, P., Yuki, N. and Wakerley, B. (2017) "Therapeutic complement inhibition: a promising approach for treatment of neuroimmunological diseases", Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 17(6), pp. 579-591. doi: 10.1080/14737175.2017.1282821.


 The best way to contact me is – Benjamin.wakerley@nhs.net


Jeanette Welsh

Profession – Nursing

Areas of interest – Emergency or acute nursing across the full age range, including nurse practitioners and safeguarding.

Examples of recent publications –

Welsh, J. (2015) "Managing hypopituitarism in emergency departments" Emergency Nurse, 23(6), pp. 32-6

Downing, P. (2009) Emergencies in Adult Nursing. Oxford University Press. Oxford.

Best way of contacting me is Jeanette.Welsh@nhs.net