Merlin is an award-winning Medical Illustrator, writer, educator, and Director of ‘Drawn to Medicine’. She strives to visualise information in a way that makes it universally accessible, educational, and engaging for clinicians, patients, and the general public.
Merlin’s practice maps and draws the Anatomy of the Self – the stuff that makes us us. Not just the blood, the bones, and the guts of classical anatomical textbooks, but rather the ineffable elements of being that sit within our bodies.
She completed her postgraduate training with Distinction as a Medical Artist through the Medical Artists’ Education Trust (MAET). Merlin was awarded the Barbers’ Company Award for two consecutive years (2016-18) and the Ronald Raven Award (2017-18) in recognition of her practice in the field of public engagement within Medical Art.
Over the last decade she has worked with some of the largest clients in the healthcare sector in the field of patient & public engagement, including Harley Street Childrens’ Hospital, The Wellcome Trust, The Francis Crick Institute, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing, UCL, Hunterian Museum of Surgery, The Royal College of Midwives, and the Division of Cancer Studies at Kings. She has taught Illustration at The House of Illustration (founded by Quentin Blake) since 2011.