Jonathan Gornall is a freelance British journalist, formerly with The Times, who has lived and worked in the Middle East and is now based in the UK. He specialises in health, a subject on which he writes for the British Medical Journal and the Daily Mail. He also writes on a wide range of topics for The National, the UAE-based leading English language daily newspaper in the Arabian Gulf, where he was on the staff from 2008 to 2012. During that time he lived in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and travelled to many countries in the region, including Iraq, Oman and Qatar. He now lives in East Anglia with his wife and baby daughter. In July 2014 Jonathan was named freelance journalist of the year (professional media) by the Medical Journalists' Association. The award was made for a series of articles for the British Medical Journal in which he investigated the power of the alcohol industry and its influence on public health policy throughout Europe. The judges commented that the portfolio of three articles was "an excellent entry – really interesting, with real evidence of investigative journalism, and impressive evidence of its wider impact". The articles provided "exclusive and comprehensive insight into the world of public health politics – an excellent canon of investigative writing". The articles can be read here.