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Our editorial staff (see below) is dedicated to providing the industry with accurate, timely, balanced news and commentary every business day. With more than 18 years in the business, Pharma in Focus is Australia's most trusted source of pharma news.
Christine Spiteri – Editor
Christine has worked in news journalism for more than 30 years across print, broadcast and digital. She reported for News Limited publications for eight years including five as a medical reporter before joining Nine Network Australia where she covered politics, courts and general news as well as presenting news bulletins.
Between 2005 and 2008, she was the network's foreign correspondent covering the US, Europe and the Middle East. More recently, Christine was news editor for New Idea magazine and worked in consulting roles.
Tiffany Walker – Assistant Editor
Tiffany has a bachelor's degree in medical science and a Masters in Science in Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development) from the University of Sydney.
Tiffany covers the corporate affairs and general news rounds with an emphasis on regulatory affairs and drug development for Pharma in Focus.
James Quintana Pearce – Journalist
James is an award-winning writer with a Bachelor of Technology (Biotechnology) from Macquarie University and a Masters of Journalism from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Before joining Pharma in Focus, he worked across a number of specialist online news outlets including MocoNews and ZDNet.
Nick Lush – Publisher, Managing Director
Nick founded Pharma in Focus in 2003 and served as its full-time editor until October 2017. While maintaining a supervisory role in daily editorial management he is now driving a number of new projects for Pharma in Focus and its parent, Lush Media.
Nick has 35-plus years working in journalism and publishing with a strong emphasis on news, especially medical and pharmaceutical. Before starting Pharma in Focus in 2003, he was editor of Medical Observer, a weekly news magazine for Australian general practitioners.
Andrea Kavanagh – Subscriptions Associate
Andrea joined Pharma in Focus in 2016. She manages day to day subscriptions and access activity. Andrea has a great understanding of the pharma industry, having worked for a number of years at Roche before joining Pharma in Focus.
Fiona Oldfield – Subscriptions Associate
Fiona assists both Andrea and Jane in subscriptions and access management. She has been with Pharma in Focus since the start of 2018 and, like her colleague Andrea, was formerly in administrative roles at Roche.
Tracey Day – Group Sales Executive, Advertising
Tracey is your contact for all advertising inquiries. She has been looking after Pharma in Focus advertising clients since 2016, advising on everything from structuring campaigns to designing advertisements. Before joining Pharma in Focus, Tracey was a sales executive at The Media Company.