Writing for publication

Interested in writing an article or book chapter but not sure where to start?

We have some friends of the library willing to help!

If you would like to set up a meeting with one of our friends please get in contact in the recommended way below. Please note this is an informal learning partnership.

We also have a toolkit to help get you started on your way to becoming a published author:



Online (Youtube etc)

Dr Dipankar Dutta

Profession – Consultant Physician

Area/s of interest – Stroke, atrial fibrillation, epidemiology, prognostic studies, medical statistics and data analysis

Example/s of recent publication –

Dutta D, Kendall J, Holmes C et al. Evaluation of a Telephone Advice System for Remote Intravenous Thrombolysis in Ischemic Stroke. Data From a United Kingdom Network. Stroke. 2015;46:867-869. DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.008190

 Dutta D, Bowen E, Foy C. Four-Year Follow-Up of Transient Ischemic Attacks, Strokes, and Mimics. A Retrospective Transient Ischemic Attack Clinic Cohort Study. Stroke. 2015;46:1227-1232. DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.008632

 Dutta D. Diagnosis of TIA (DOT) score – design and validation of a new clinical diagnostic tool for transient ischaemic attack. BMC Neurology (2016) 16:20. DOI 10.1186/s12883-016-0535-1

 Dutta D, Bailey S-J. Validation of ABCD2 scores ascertained by referring clinicians: a retrospective transient ischaemic attack clinic cohort study. Emerg Med J  2016;33:543-547   doi:10.1136/emermed-2015-205519


The best way to contact me is –  dipankar.dutta@glos.nhs.uk


Dr Paul Perkins

Profession – Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Area/s of interest – Palliative Medicine

 Example/s of recent publication –

 Perkins P, Day R, Hapeshi J, Dixon L, Nyakuhwa R Conducting Research in Independent Hospices European Journal of Palliative Care 2014; 21(5): 236-239

 Doidge M, Perkins P. Discharges from hospital to hospice. European Journal of Palliative Care 2015; 22(1): 45

 Perkins P, Hounsome L, Kaushik S. What role can hospices play in the management of ascites?  European Journal of Palliative Care 2015; 22(5): 232-235

 The best way to contact me is  – paul.perkins@suerydercare.org


Olivia Silverwood-Cope

Profession – Midwife

Area/s of interest – women’s health; birth; breastfeeding

Example/s of recent publication –

Physiological breech birth: Evaluation of a training programme for birth professionals February 2017 Practising Midwife

The best way to contact me is  – olivia@brandlanguage.co.uk or olivia.silverwood-cope@glos.nhs.uk


Gillian Thistlewood 

Profession – Occupational Therapy

Area/s of interest –  Leadership, Therapy, Professional Practice

Example/s of recent publication –

Applying just four words to occupational therapy

The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (ISSN: 0308-0226); Volume 77, No. 9, pp. 437-437(1)


Book Chapter

Jane Walker and Gillian Thistlewood : Dealing with the barriers to change whilst implementing the Canadian model of occupational performance in Boniface G, Seymour, A (eds) (2012) Using Occupational Therapy Theory in Practice


The best way to contact me is  -  Gillian.Thistlewood@glos.nhs.uk or Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/gillian-thistlewood-68b96325/


Ben Wakerley

Profession – Neurology consultant

Area/s of interest –  Neurology

Examples of recent publication –

Therapeutic complement inhibition: a promising approach for treatment of neuroimmunological diseases.

Pilch KS, J Spaeth P, Yuki N, Wakerley BR.

Expert Rev Neurother. 2017 Mar 6:1-13. doi: 10.1080/14737175.2017.1282821. [Epub ahead of print]


Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome complicating diabetic ketoacidosis; an important treatable complication.

Jones R, Redler K, Witherick J, Fuller G, Mahajan T, Wakerley BR.

Pediatr Diabetes. 2017 Mar;18(2):159-162. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12362.


Paraparetic Guillain-Barré syndrome: Nondemyelinating reversible conduction failure restricted to the lower limbs.

Kimachi T, Yuki N, Kokubun N, Yamaguchi S, Wakerley BR.

 Muscle Nerve. 2017 Feb;55(2):281-285. doi: 10.1002/mus.25242.


Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in a Patient with Heterozygosity at PRNP Codon 129.

Mok T, Jaunmuktane Z, Joiner S, Campbell T, Morgan C, Wakerley B, Golestani F, Rudge P, Mead S, Jäger HR, Wadsworth JD, Brandner S, Collinge J.

N Engl J Med. 2017 Jan 19;376(3):292-294. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1610003. No abstract available.


 The best way to contact me is – Benjamin.wakerley@glos.nhs.uk


Jeanette Welsh

Profession – Nursing

Areas of interest – Emergency or acute nursing across the full age range, including nurse practitioners and safeguarding.

Examples of recent publications –

Managing hypopituitarism in emergency departments (2015) Emergency Nurse 23(6) pp. 32-6

Emergencies in Adult Nursing (2009) Oxford University Press. Oxford.

Best way of contacting me is Jeanette.Welsh@nhs.net