Fran Molloy

FRAN MOLLOY is an experienced Australian freelance journalist, editor and educator whose work is regularly published in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, BBC, ABC Online, G Magazine, BRW, Medical Observer, Education Review, Campus Review, Pharmacy News, and many other Australian and international outlets including the South China Morning Post, UK Overseas, Whole Life Times in the US and South Africa’s Business Day. She runs the Freeline journalism network, is a regular judge of the Walkley Awards and lectures in Environmental Journalism at the Sydney campus of New York University.

Feature article: Smartphone apps raid doctor’s data

This feature article by Fran Molloy published on 31 October 2011 for the Australian medical newspaper Medical Observer, investigates claims that some smartphone apps that are promoted to doctors and health professionals can allow pharmaceutical companies to harvest doctors’ usage data for market research and to promote sponsored ‘health information.’ This article (full version requires a subscription) includes interviews with key Australian sources about the risks to data integrity built into the use of some medical apps. Fran has written …

Copywriting: General Practice Registrar’s Association

Between 2009 and 2011, Fran was engaged by the General Practice Registrar’s Association (GPRA) to interview and write profiles about over fifty working GPs for six issues of the GPRA’s highly successful glossy magazine, ‘Going Places.’ Released three times a year to around 6,000 junior doctors and medical students, the magazine was a successful part of the GPRA strategy and marketed as an engaging and entertaining read which was informative and show-cased the careers of a huge variety of doctors …