Dr. Dinah Parums works as a home-based, self-employed, freelance medical editor, writer, consultant, and journalist, since becoming physically disabled.
In September 2018, Dinah became Director of DVP Editorial Limited.
In August 2016, she was appointed to the Editorial Board of Medical Science Monitor, and in May 2020, she became the journal's Science Editor.
Dinah has >70 peer-reviewed publications, >5,000 citations, an H-index of 27, and a Google Scholar i10-index of 37.
She has >20 years of postgraduate medical teaching experience and has supervised five PhD students. Dinah has written and edited a postgraduate medical textbook, Essential Clinical Pathology (Blackwell Science Ltd. Oxford. ISBN 0-632-03088-7). Dinah has worked as a Clinical Editor for the British Medical Journal (BMJ), and is currently a peer reviewer for several biomedical journals.
Dinah has undergraduate medical degrees from the University of Cambridge (B.A., M.A) and clinical medical degrees from Oxford University Medical School (B.M., B.Ch.). Her Ph.D. in experimental pathology is from the University of Cambridge. Dinah was awarded research fellowships from the British Heart Foundation, Wolfson College, Oxford, and Darwin College, Cambridge. She has also held visiting fellowships in the USA at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Stanford University Medical School.
Dinah did her postgraduate specialist training in the Nuffield Department of Pathology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, as Clinical Lecturer and postgraduate Clinical Tutor in Pathology. She was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists (MRCPath) in 1991 and the Fellowship (FRCPath) in 1999, and was also awarded the Fellowship of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) in 1999. She held senior clinical and academic positions at the University of Cambridge, and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Imperial College, University of London.
Between 1994 and 2002, Dinah was an External Examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists (MRCPath) and a member of the US/Canadian Academy of Pathologists (US/CAP).
Dinah has >10 years of experience working as a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry and as a Principal Pharmaceutical Physician.
In support of her current freelance role, Dinah is a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), AMWA, EMWA, and ISMPP. She is familiar with current guidelines from the ICMJE, COPE, the AMA Manual of Style, and GPP3/4.
Dinah is a 1441 Foundation Member and Henry VI Circle Legacy Group Member of King's College, Cambridge University.
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