16 June 2017, London, UK: Instinctif Partners, the business communications consultancy, is pleased to congratulate Clive Cookson, Science Editor of The Financial Times for winning the ‘Mediscience Media Commentator of the Year’ at the European Mediscience Awards on 15th June 2017, in recognition of his long-standing exemplary commentary on the Life Sciences Sector.
The ‘Mediscience Commentator of the Year’ award category was sponsored by Instinctif Partners for the ninth year. Other finalists this year were Julia Bradshaw, Senior Business Reporter at The Telegraph, John Carroll, Editor in Chief at Endpoints News and the editorial team at Labiotech.eu, a new online news platform.
The criteria for the award are for an analyst, journalist, columnist, specialist website or team that is dedicated to providing sharp, perceptive and penetrating commentary about the sector. In-depth knowledge of the sector is a given; the Voting Panel looks for excellence in the way that knowledge is communicated to the wider audience. Past winners include 2016’s winner Karen Bernstein at BioCentury, Andrew Ward, ex-Pharmaceutical Correspondent at The Financial Times, John Carroll, then Editor of FierceBiotech, Andrew Clark, ex-Deputy Business Editor at The Times and the editorial teams at BioCentury and EP Vantage.
Clive has been the Science Editor at the Financial Times since 1995. Prior to this he spent five years as the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Correspondent, and five years as the Technology Editor. He also writes for the FT Weekend magazine, covering healthcare, technology and science, and has a Financial Times podcast. Clive’s areas of interest are ethical, professional health, biotech, science and chemistry. He also has a keen interest in the field of stem cell technology and regenerative medicine. Earlier in his career Clive worked as a Science and Medical Reporter for BBC Radio and a writer for the Times Higher Education Supplement.