Lorena Tonarelli

Henley on Thames, RG9 2EA UK
Website: http://www.bylorenatonarelli.co.uk

Professional Experience

Lorena is an internationally-published freelance medical journalist and writer with ten years of experience in researching, writing and editing features, news, continuing education (CE) articles, website content and more for healthcare professionals, pharma industry executives, patients, family caregivers, and the general public. She specializes in: Eldercare Alzheimer's disease Age-related diseases and conditions Pharma Medical imaging Medical technology Human resource management in healthcare Workplace health Customer service for patients Lorena has a master’s degree in science specializing in drug development, medical imaging and neurodegenerative disorders; a bachelor’s degree (Hons) in science; and an honors diploma in freelance journalism. She has published books on topics such as Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, influenza, hypertension, and caregiving.


Book Author
8 Years
10 Years
10 Years


10 Years
10 Years
Other, Specify
7 Years


Newsletter - Trade
10 Years
Online/new media
8 Years
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

SCL Publications, USA (10+), SeniorLink Inc., USA (10+), Story Worldwide, UK (10+), Wiley-Blackwell, UK (10+), Mediaplanet, UK (10+), Freiberg Press Inc., USA (10+), Healthcare Limited, UK (6-10), ECEI Inc., USA (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Johnson & Johnson (6-10), Medtronic (3-5)

Other Work History

Other media and corporate clients include: F+L Asia; Campden Publishing, UK; Business Interactive Group, USA; Touchline Publishing, UK; Hayward Medical Communications, UK; Hawker Publications, UK; Reed Business Information, UK; LifeLine Publishing, USA.

Foreign Language Skills



National Union of Journalists (NUJ)

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) InDesign PageMaker iBooks Author Extensively familiar with both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.


Available upon request


Caring - The Essential Guide; commended at the 2011 MJA Open Book Award


Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) Medical Journalists' Association (MJA) National Union of Journalists (NUJ)


Diseases & conditions

Feature article about the challenges of living with autism, as experienced by the parent of a child with the condition. Published in The Independent newspaper.
Feature article on new drug treatments for breast cancer.
Patient information feature.
Information for seniors on the prevention and management of arthritis.
News article about autism as a spectrum condition and the importance of early diagnosis. Published in The Independent newspaper.
Information for seniors on the prevention and management of heart disease.
Feature article looking at novel drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease.


Evidence-based caregiving article for nurses.
Inservice training article for nurses.
News article for nurses describing evidence-based strategies for effective communication in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Books and e-books

Over 300 ideas for pleasant, meaningful activities to do with the person with Alzheimer's disease. Available from www.store4caregivers.com
A resource book for family caregivers looking after an elderly, disabled or ill loved one. It includes practical tips on how to deal with various diseases and conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, vision and hearing loss, depression, incontinence, and pressure ulcers. Available from Amazon.com
Excerpt from self-help booklet on seasonal influenza.

Human resource management

Personal improvement article for nurses.
News briefs covering human resource management topics of interest to nurse managers and administrators.

Patient satisfaction

Feature article for nurse managers and administrators.

Medical imaging

Continuing education (CE) article for radiologic technologists. A review of the research evidence supporting the use of hyperpolarized helium-3 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Continuing education (CE) article for radiologic technologists. A review of the most established MRI techniques for brain tumor imaging, and their clinical utilities for differential diagnosis, tumor grading, and response to treatment assessment.

Senior health & wellness

Four-page newsletter covering healthcare-related topics of interest to seniors.


Feature article looking at novel drug treatments for renal cell carcinoma.
An insight into the market of novel drugs for skin cancer.