Julia Walton at Media Contacts has chatted with Victoria Harvey, Principal Medical Writer, AXON Communications
What attracted you to this career in the first place?
The opportunity to be creative while still getting my fix of science
What’s your favourite part of your job?
Working with like-minded individuals to increase awareness of a particular disease, or therapy that could be potentially life changing for those facing the disease
What is the most challenging experience you have faced?
I will always say standalone events; they are as challenging as they are rewarding!
What’s the funniest memory and/or highlight of your career so far?
No specific highlight as such, but I do love a good drug launch!
Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Elastigirl (Mrs Incredible) – not in the hero sense. I think you need to be able to stretch and reshape yourself, while retaining your integrity, to be able to juggle the challenges of working in Med Comms with being a parent. I draw the line at lycra though!
What’s a typical day look like for you?
Busy! It’s obviously been switched up a bit with virtual events currently replacing face-to-face meetings. A good balance of discussing content, floating ideas, line-management, training and mentoring, and advising on strategy – currently also with a bit of home-schooling thrown into the mix!
Thanks, Victoria. Have a great #MedComms Day!