Julie Penfold is a UK-based freelance journalist specialising in all aspects of health and wellbeing. Julie was a finalist in the Guild of Health Writers Writing Awards 2016.
Her editorial work takes on areas such as nutrition, lifestyle, psychology, medical matters, mental health, healthcare and social care. Julie is a member of the NUJ, Guild of Health Writers and Medical Journalists Association.
Her features can be found in consumer publications such as Be Healthy, Benhealth, Slimming World, Running (previously Running Fitness), Your Healthy Living, Woman's World and Natural Health. Julie also writes for a range of health and social care titles including Nursing Standard, Primary Health Care, Inside Housing, Frontline, Learning Disability Today, Mental Health Today, Mensa, Mental Health Practice, Learning Disability Practice and Nursing Children and Younger People. In addition, Julie also provides informative articles for a range of healthcare organisations and charities, these include Bupa, NHS Confederation, Alzheimer's Society, Migraine Action, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, British Lung Foundation and YouthNet.
Previously, Julie has worked with titles such as Women's Fitness, Asda, Practice Business, LighterLife, Ethical Living, Expert Beauty, MSN Health, So Feminine Health and Australian title, Nature & Health. She also provided monthly health and lifestyle content to regional title, North East Life, for several years.
In her spare time, Julie satisfies her ever-curious mind by watching health documentaries and enjoys reading books around real-life health experiences.
If you are looking for well-researched, sparkling copy, please take a look around and if you want to find out more or chat further, do get in touch.
'I can always count on Julie to produce well-written copy, on time, that needs very little editing - a real joy for an editor! Her enthusiasm for the subject matter shines through in her writing.'
Liz Parry, Editor, Your Healthy Living
'Well-researched and immaculately written, Julie's work always gets to the heart of the subject. She's a true specialist with unparalleled knowledge of the health and wellbeing sector, and has a gift for translating that into sparky, accessible copy. Julie's also great to work with: efficient, enthusiastic and friendly.'
Sarah Drew Jones, Editor, Woman's World