Judy Hobson is an award-winning journalist passionate about health and relationships. In 2012 she won the Medical Journalists Association’s (MJA) first award for Excellence in Journalistic Skills.

Judy is available to help with journalist training and to advise PRs and their clients how to approach the media. She regularly gives presentations on health journalism to the Medicines Health Care Regulatory- products Agency (MHRA) and to clinicians.

When Judy won the 2009 Excellence in Cancer Reporting award at the National Cancer Research Institute conference, the judges said her engaging style explained technical issues very clearly. They said: “Judy’s articles enabled those suffering from cancer or whose loved one had cancer to keep informed about research and treatment breakthroughs. Her stories arm them with facts and give hope.”

Judy’s cancer coverage has earned her a fellowship from the European School of Oncology. She also has an award from Research into Ageing for an article on incontinence as well as one from the MJA for an outstanding contribution to journalism.

She is a former Times journalist and Women’s Editor of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, who writes for newspapers and magazines. Judy looks at new techniques in medicine every month for Choice magazine; discusses health issues in Better Health; contributes to The Times special reports on health and to the Daily Mail's Good Health section. Her work also appears in The Guardian and Mail on Sunday.

A recent article Judy wrote on overcoming obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is currently being used on the South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS trust’s website to help explain the condition to patients and their families.