Health Editor, The Guardian

Sarah Boseley

Sarah Boseley has been health editor of the Guardian since 1998, writing news stories, features and analysis on issues around health and medicine in the UK and around the world. She has won a number of awards for her work on global health, including the One World Media Award (twice), the European section of the Lorenzo Natali prize, awarded by the European Commission and a BMJ Group award. In 2016, she was named health and science journalist of the year at the British Press Awards.

She is the author of a book on the UK and global obesity crisis, called “The Shape We're In: how junk food and diets are shortening our lives” (Guardian Faber 2014). She is an occasional contributor to The Lancet medical journal and a regular guest on the BBC World radio show Health Check.
Sarah Boseley joined the Guardian as a general reporter in the newsroom in 1984. She became education correspondent on the paper for a time and also worked for the European section. As Health Editor, she has travelled widely, including two trips to West Africa in the past year to cover the Ebola epidemic.

She had a grammar school education and went on to study English Literature at Oxford University, where she edited Isis, the university magazine. She trained in journalism on the Mirror Group scheme, based in Devon and Cornwall. After freelancing in London, she joined Reuters and then the Guardian. 

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