Victoria Lambert decided she was going to be a writer when she was seven.
Many words later, she is an international award-winning journalist specialising in health, but also contributing features on education, family, science, beauty, wellbeing and life-in-general to most of the UK’s national newspapers, principally the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and the Daily Mail. She has written for numerous magazines including Woman & Home and Saga, and has contributed monthly columns to titles including Geographical and education magazine School House. Staff positions have included Health Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Health Editor of the Daily Mail, plus Foreign Editor of the Sydney Daily Telegraph (for four years in Australia). Victoria Lambert’s work continues to be syndicated worldwide and has been recognised with awards including the Best Cancer Reporter Award 2011 presented by the European School of Oncology.
She has appeared on BBC Breakfast, ITV’s This Morning, and Sky’s Boulton and Co., and broadcast on Radio Four’s Woman’s Hour, Radio BBC London and RTE.
Victoria acts as Media Ambassador for the Prostate Cancer Charity and Media Advisor to the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. She was Chair of the Medical Journalists’ Association 2012-2014 and now sits on the Executive Committee. She is also a member of Women in Journalism.
A well-respected moderator, both at public events and for private meetings, Victoria helps companies to define both identity and message. She produces blue-chip copy for corporate clients such as the Thrombosis Research Institute, and consults and advises for PR and communications companies including Euro RSCG, Red Door Communications, the Racepoint Group, Ruder Finn Clark, HCA, Just Health and Sweet PR.
A respected speaker, Victoria has presented at the International Women’s Health Forum and given talks on subjects ranging from obesity to newspaper ethics, to lighter topics such as life on a modern daily newspaper. She has given masterclasses on interviewing victims of trauma to students on the prestigious City University London MA journalism course, and has run a weekly newspaper course for school children.
And she holds an (often) loudly voiced belief that the public must be vigilant to protect the NHS from further dissolution and the growing private financial and administrative involvement in public services.
ON A LIGHTER NOTE
Victoria’s experiences in journalism have left her with a renewed interest in recipes and seasoning (thanks to Masterchef’s John and Gregg) and a delight in observing operations (next up: a gastric band procedure). She has an embarrassingly extensive knowledge of spa etiquette (current favourite: The Four Seasons, Hampshire); and a genuine respect for the many scientists, doctors and assorted experts who have shared their knowledge so willingly and so well (and so often at short notice). In the Article section of this website you’ll find exclusive stories, thought-provoking debate; and her informed take on both the serious and the silly. In the video area, you’ll find leading experts revealing vital truths to Victoria in a direct, succinct and public-friendly way.
Victoria says: ‘I am not a doctor, but after nearly two decades as a health journalist, I combine a wide understanding of the subject from the patient’s perspective, with the knowledge and insight gained through constant and extensive cutting-edge journalistic research. There aren’t many medical areas I haven’t explored (and for those I have a man/woman on speed dial!).’