Meet our journos
Meet the journalists who work on Pharmacy Today
Ruth Brown took up the editorship of Pharmacy Today in January 2019. She has 30 years experience working in daily journalism, magazines, specialist publications, including a spell as a reporter for Pharmacy Today and editor of the Healthcare Handbook. Ruth worked as a reporter and subeditor in London and returned to New Zealand to delve into the fashion industry for several years before returning gratefully to journalism in 2004. Since then, while raising a couple of girls, she joined the quest for high-quality, web-based journalism as content manager for New Zealand Doctor and in February 2018 became deputy editor of New Zealand Doctor.
Jonathan Chilton Towle
Jonathan has been with Pharmacy Today since the start of 2016 and is now our senior journalist. Originally from Wellington, he has worked in journalism all over New Zealand. He started out chasing ambulances and reporting on pie thefts in Ōamaru. He then moved to The Star community newspaper in Dunedin where his hard-hitting journalism included a compelling account of the time Dave from CityCare freed a sparrow trapped under a manhole. Since moving to Pharmacy Today, Jonathan has learned a lot about the pharmacy sector and reported on everything from the CPSA to illegal sales. He has a BA in history from Victoria University of Wellington.
Angela studied journalism at AUT after completing an MA in English at the University of Auckland. She began her career at NZME, writing for The New Zealand Herald and various regional papers. She wrote stories on geysers appearing under Rotorua churches, wheelchair thefts in Whangarei and everything in between.