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About Liam Farrell

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About Liam Farrell
Role / Occupation:
Writer
Location:
Down
Biography:
I used to be a GP, retired early because I was sick of it. I've a writer and broadcaster for many years, mainly satire, and managed to pick up a few awards along the way. I have ideas for what would be commercially viable screenplays
Credits:
Columnist of the year Medical Journalists Society
2011
Columnist of the Year at the Periodical Publishers Association of Great Britain annual awards; also nominated in 2007 and 2009
Columnist of the Year in the medical media opinion category at the GSK Irish Medical Media Awards 2003
Michael McLaverty Short Story prize; short-listed 2008

current columns;
British Medical Journal (monthly) 1994 to date
GP (weekly) 2002 to date
Hektoen International Medical Journal; 2008 to date, also a member of the international medical editorial board

past columns;
Journal of General Practice (quarterly) 1998-2001
Doctor (fortnightly) 1997-2001
Irish Medical News (weekly) 1997-2001
Irish News (weekly) 1996-1998
Doctorsworld.com (weekly) 2000-01
Belfast Telegraph (weekly) 2000- 2003
He has also been published regularly in the Lancet and the Guardian., and wrote the entry on “Sex” for The Oxford Companion to the Body

Radio and television;
He has been a regular on BBC Radio Ulster; Talkback, Doctalk, On Your Behalf, and was medical columnist for Evening Extra 1996-1998. He is also a regular on BBC Radio 4's Case Notes.
He was presenter and programme consultant for Healthcheck (UTV) Jan-July 2002, and programme consultant for both series of Country Practice (BBC 1) 2000 + 2002.
Awards:
Columnist of the Year, Medical Journalists Society 2011
Columnist of the Year at the Periodical Publishers Association of Great Britain annual awards; he was also nominated in 2007 and 2009
Columnist of the Year in the medical media opinion category at the GSK Irish Medical Media Awards 2003
Michael McLaverty Short Story prize; short-listed 2008
Training & Education:
Diploma in Screenwriting (with Merit) 2012, Institute of Screenwriting (UK)
Favourite Films:
Casablanca, Independence Day, Field of Dreams, Duck Soup, Aliens

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