Freelance profile

Lorena Tonarelli M.Sc.

•A contributor to The Economist Intelligence Unit and national newspapers such as The Guardian and The Times, Lorena has 12 years of experience in researching, writing and editing, and in creating branding and strategic advertising content. • She specialises in health and healthcare, drug development and market access, medical imaging, healthcare quality and management, patient experience and workplace health. • She reports extensively also on the latest innovations in medical technology, the role of mobile and cloud-based technologies in the future of healthcare, and the Internet of Things (IoT) as applied to health and care, including patient remote monitoring and self-management.

Contact details:

Town: Henley-on-Thames
Region/nation: South East
Country: United Kingdom
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  • Medicine
  • Health and fitness
  • Education
  • Drugs
  • Current affairs
  • Foreign affairs and overseas
  • Lifestyle
  • Sciences
  • Travel/tourism

Major clients:

  • Freiberg Press, Inc.
  • Mediaplanet
  • Raconteur
  • The Economist Group
  • Tomorrow People

Profile last updated: 2017-02-23 18:13:37

Extra information:

In addition to being a journalist, Lorena collaborates with medical communication agencies and pharmaceutical companies on the preparation of manuscripts, product support material, education content for healthcare professionals and patients, and conference/advisory board meeting reports.

In the areas of branding and strategic advertising, Lorena creates B2B and B2C content, advertorials/commercial features and marketing blogs for leading marketing agencies, insurance and investment organisations, banks, software companies and next-generation network providers.


  • Healthcare journalism
  • Content marketing
  • B2B/B2C content
  • Medical writing
  • Blog posts
  • Website content
  • Interviews & event reporting


  • Healthcare
  • Mental health
  • Medical/Health technology
  • Medical imaging
  • Pharma
  • Education for healthcare professionals
  • Human resources management in healthcare
  • Work health and safety


  • Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Cancer
  • Immunology
  • Diabetes and its complications
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Eye conditions
  • Rheumatology
  • Blood disorders
  • Skin diseases
  • Respiratory conditions

Lorena has a master's degree in science – specializing in drug development, medical imaging and neurodegenerative disorders – and a bachelor's degree (Hons) in natural sciences. She has academic laboratory research experience in drug development, and has trained as a journalist gaining qualifications in the UK and US.



Innovative ways digital health can help manage cancer (Future Health Index)

Smartphone apps are key for patient health (published in The Times and on Raconteur)

Stroke: care pathway from onset to recovery (published in The Times and on raconteur)

Software to improve patient care (published in The Times and on Raconteur)

Placebos: more than meets the eye (published in The Pharmaceutical Journal)

Children's eye health is at risk (published in The Sunday Times and on Raconteur)

Redesigning diabetes care (published in The Independent and on Mediaplanet)

Measuring cancer patient experience (published in The Times and on Raconteur)

Awareness and early detection can cut cancer toll (published in The Times and on Raconteur)


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