Philippa Pigache is an award winning medical science writer with more than 30 years' experience. She is author of How to be a Healthy Weight, Living with Lupus, and Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sheldon Press. She has contributed to a wide range of media, and has worked on the Sunday Times, Daily Mail, The Guardian, and for ITN and BBC Science Features. She is the honorary secretary of the Medical Journalists' Association and editor of its journal, the MJA News. She is based in Sussex.