Nathalie Ross

Nathalie Ross

  • Over 20 years of experience in scientific writing
  • Fully bilingual English/French
  • Expertise in the pharmaceutical industry, environment, and food/nutrition
  • Hands-on experience in the public and private sectors
  • Effective and flexible project manager


Nathalie Ross, Ph.D., has been a freelance writer since 1997. She has published in a large number of peer reviewed, scientific and engineering journals, trade magazines, and conference proceedings (Portfolio). She also worked in the public and private sectors in the pharmaceutical, environmental, and food industries. Her hands-on experience, confirmed management skills, and flexibility ensure high quality standards and services. Since 2011, Nathalie has been devoting herself full time to her clientele from Montreal, rest of Canada, and international.


Experience and Expertise


Pharmaceutical and medical device industries

  • Since 2006, main professional activities focusing on these therapeutic areas: cardiovascular, dentistry, dermatology, gastrointestinal, hematology, infectious diseases, musculoskeletal, neurology, nutrition, oncology, orthopedic, pediatrics, plastic surgery, psychiatry, and rheumatology.
  • For over 5 years, worked full-time for an internationally recognized firm specializing in Regulatory Affairs.
  • Managed a large number of clinical trial applications, new drug submissions, and new medical device licences applications for Health Canada and the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Taught Canadian regulatory framework at HEC, Université de Montréal.
  • Presented at national and international conferences, specifically on the New Substances Notification Regulations of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.



  • Between 2000 and 2006, worked as a Research Scientist at Environment Canada then as an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Ottawa.
  • Collaborated with scientists from the National Water Research Institute (NWRI, Burlington, Ontario), École Polytechnique de Montréal, Toronto University, University of Waterloo, Queen’s University, and Ryerson University.
  • Research and teaching interests focused on environmental biotechnology, specifically on the use of biofilms for the remediation of contaminated sites.
  • Obtained funding from several agencies and acted as a Principal Investigator (e.g., NSERC, CWN, NRC); results published in highly-ranked, peer reviewed journals, such as Environmental Science and Technology, Water Research, and Microbial Ecology (Portfolio).



  • Earned a B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in Food Sciences from Université Laval.
  • Conducted a Master’s degree project at the Food Research and Development Centre (Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec) on flocculation and coagulation processes of dairy effluents.
  • Worked as a Research Associate in the Dairy Science and Technology Center (Université Laval, Quebec) on filtration systems for the fractionation of milk proteins.
  • As an Associate Professor at University of Ottawa, developed an undergraduate course on Food Engineering.
  • During a certificate in regulatory affairs (Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario), developed expertise on the Food and Drugs Act, specifically on the packaging and labelling of food and natural health products.

Education and Continuing Education


  • B.Sc.A., Food Sciences, Université Laval (Quebec, Canada)
  • M.Sc.A., Food Sciences, Université Laval (Quebec, Canada)
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Environmental Biotechnology), École Polytechnique de Montréal (Montreal, Canada)
  • Certificate, Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs and Quality Operations, Seneca College (Toronto, Canada)
  • Certificate, Writing for Publication, Mohawk College (Hamilton, Canada)


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Successful client projects


Accurate and reliable

I have worked with Nathalie for five years and have found her work to be focused, accurate and reliable.  I am pleased to continue to use Nathalie's services and would recommend her to other clients.

President, CanReg Inc., now OptumInsight

Multidisciplinary scientific background

Nathalie’s multidisciplinary scientific background and established writing skills are pivotal to the success of her clients’ projects. I have worked with Nathalie for the development of a clinical program where she handled key regulatory strategies for pre- and post-commercialization of an oncology drug. Nathalie has very strong communications and people skills that enable her to effectively engage with a variety of cross-functional team members.  In addition, she is a focused and flexible individual, a proficient project manager and very pleasant to work with!  I highly recommend her and would use her again for future engagements.

Director - Business Development

Her communication skills are exceptional

I was fortunate enough to have the pleasure of working with Nathalie for several years. Nathalie is a scientist and an extremely skilled writer. She is also a dedicated team player, productive, and focused. Her communication skills are exceptional, her presentations and reports are always clear, concise and informative. Nathalie always approaches her work in a methodical, thorough and efficient manner with an in-depth understanding of every issue. It’s always been a pleasure to work with Nathalie, and I strongly recommend her talents and endorse her.

CEO, Fallene, Ltd.

Nathalie is always in pursuing of excellence

I have the pleasure of knowing Dr. Nathalie Ross as a colleague and friend for the past 15 years. I have always been very impressed with her ability to process lots of information effectively, see through the problem, and get to the solution very fast. Nathalie is always in pursuing of excellence in every aspect of work and life. Working with Nathalie is very rewarding and I look forward to working with her in the future.

Research Scientist, Environment Canada

Ability to write clearly

Nathalie has that rare talent of being a scientist, with a scientist's rigorous approach to her subjects, combined with an ability to write clearly and for a broader audience.  She has tackled several different topics for our magazine and has produced excellent articles in every case.

Editor, Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine

It is wonderful to work with Nathalie

We have worked with Nathalie for several years after having such an excellent first experience in 2012. She is detailed and accurate, poised and great with our clients and doctors. She has helped us in providing executive summaries for Advisory Board meetings in the area of Rheumatoid Arthritis and now also Ankylosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic Arthritis. It is wonderful to work with Nathalie – we consider her a very professional and talented extension of our team.

Senior Project Manager, Six Degrees Medical Consulting

Nathalie is a pleasure to work with

I worked with Nathalie in two oncology projects in the last two years. Nathalie is very organized, extremely professional and produces excellent work. She goes the extra mile to meet timelines and is able to focus on client’s requests. Nathalie is a pleasure to work with. I’m looking forward to working with Nathalie again in the future.

Associate Director of Clinical Operations, Cmed Clinical Services

Nathalie is our first choice

McDougall Scientific hires independent medical writers to augment services to our clients. Nathalie is our first choice for protocol, CSRs, and manuscripts; really, for all medical writing needs. Our clients ask for her by name because, with Nathalie, you get not only professional medical writing, you get project management, subject matter expertise, and that extra added effort when it is most needed. Our staff and clients love working with Nathalie.

Vice President, McDougall Scientific