SugarApple Communications is dedicated to providing the highest level of expertise in scientific communications, writing, editing and statistical review. We are passionate about good writing and pedantic about accuracy and clarity.

Whether you need to get your manuscript published or create strategic communication programs that help you connect with your customers, our aim is to help you achieve your goals by ensuring your content is the best it can be.

We are native English speakers and provide ESL support. We work with academic researchers and clinicians as well as pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, universities and other scientific and healthcare organizations.

All too often great science and worthwhile ideas can be lost if poorly written. We can help.

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Rachel Johnatty, PhD, CMPP

Scientific Director, Commercial Services

Rachel is a Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP)* with a PhD in Cancer Studies. She has worked in medical communications and scientific publishing in the UK and Australia for over 16 years, with a further 10 years in biomedical research in the UK and Europe.

She has authored book chapters and manuscripts in her own right and has been the in-house editor of a clinical trials journal. She has worked with authors on different manuscript types – primary research, reviews, clinical trial publications, case studies, systematic reviews, meeting reports, letters and commentaries. Rachel has also held positions at the director level with several communications agencies in both the UK and Australia including running her own successful agency in the UK for 6 years before immigrating to Australia.

She has experience with commercial communication material aimed at clinicians, nurses, patients, and pharmacists as well as internal and rep training materials. Rachel has worked with pharmaceutical companies to liaise with opinion leaders, prepare for product launches and support communication programmes for pharmaceutical products in many therapy areas. She has worked within regulatory environments in the UK, EU, US and Australia. 

*CMPP is a professional accreditation from the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP)


+61 499 40 90 99

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Sharon Johnatty, PhD

Scientific Director, Academic Services

Sharon is a scientific writer, editor, lecturer and academic researcher with a PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Human Genetics. She brings over 30 years of experience at prestigious institutions such as Baylor College of Medicine (USA), University of Florida (USA), and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (Australia).  

She has extensive experience in molecular genetics techniques, and developed and taught courses in genetic epidemiology and clinical trials in programs designed for post-graduates, medical students and physicians. Sharon continues to maintain a part-time research position at QIMR Berghofer, working collaboratively as part of several national and international oncology research consortia.

She has led the analysis and publication of research projects involving multiple collaborators, and authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications in specialty journals including Nature Genetics, JAMA and Lancet Oncology. Sharon has presented at national and international conferences, managed online submissions of high-profile manuscripts, and served as a peer-reviewer for academic journals such as The Lancet, PloS and AACR journals. She is an approved academic proof-reader and pre-submission grant reviewer for the University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.


+61 431 16 73 57

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