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Dr Bill Sukala Author of the Year


Dr Bill Sukala is an award-winning professional health writer who has authored articles for mainstream magazines, websites, trade publications, and medical journals around the world. He brings a relaxed and conversational tone to his writing, effectively translating complicated science into simple terms to deliver his messages to a wide audience. If you’re an editor or an online content director and looking for well-written copy requiring minimal editing, please contact Bill to discuss your needs.

Qualifications and experience

  • PhD, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in the health sciences
  • 25 years hands-on experience working in health care
  • 20 years professional writing and editing experience
  • 10 years of web design and SEO experience
  • Clinical research and practice experience
  • Extensive network of expert sources for interviews
  • High proficiency in HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, WordPress

Benefits for editors

  • Trustworthy, researched, reliable, and balanced content
  • Nil to minimal editing on submitted copy
  • Content matching the style and voice of your publication
  • Extensive network of expert sources for interviews
  • Translation of complex science into simple terms for readers
  • Organised pitches (developed outline, hook, reader benefits)
  • SEO-optimised content (delivered with HTML/CSS formatting)

Select writing clips

Health magazines

Healthy Food Guide Willpower

Healthy Food Guide
How to Boost Your Willpower
January 2013


Diabetic Living Magazine
Stop Yo-Yo Exercising
March/April 2012


Diabetic Living Magazine
Ripple Effect (health psych)
November/December 2011


Good Health Magazine
Stand Up For Your Health
September 2010

Fitness and sports magazines


Fitness Life Magazine (NZ)
Carrots Now Fat Free?
July 2011


Fitness First Magazine
Do You Hold the Obesity Gene
September/October 2009


Surfing Magazine
Traveling Surfers’ Nutrition
July 2000


Peak Running Performance
Essential Water
November/December 1997

Industry publications

Australian Fitness Network
Effects of Medication on Exercise
Autumn 2013


FitPro Magazine UK
Research: Fact or Fiction
August/September 2010


Australian Fitness Network
You Are What You Eat… But Careful Who Says So
Autumn 2009


Intl Journal Sport Nutrition
Pyruvate:Beyond the Marketing Hype
September 1998

Peer-reviewed publications

Dr Bill Sukala Journal of Physical Activity and Health

Journal Physical Activity & Health
Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Indigenous Polynesian Peoples With Type 2 Diabetes and Visceral Obesity. 2013 (10: 699-707)

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Diabetes Research Clinical Prac
Exercise Training in High-Risk Ethnic Populations with Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials. 2012 (97: 206-216)

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Australasian Medical Journal
Exercise Intervention in NZ Type 2 Diabetes: Cultural Considerations and Clinical Trial Recommendations
2012 (5: 429-435)


Eur J Applied Physiology
South Pacific Islanders Resist Type 2 Diabetes: Comparison of Aerobic and Resistance Training. 2012 (112: 317-25)
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