Catherine Topliff, MA

Location: Chesham

Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01494786833
Mobile: 07957765114

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General Experience

I have been indexing full-time for 17 years and have compiled over 500 indexes. I specialize in the area of professional medicine and the biological sciences. Before taking up indexing I worked as a biochemist in the healthcare industry (specifically immunodiagnostics) where I gained considerable experience in project management – I know how important it is to meet deadlines. I have a good working knowledge of molecular biology. My degree is in Natural (Biological) Sciences from Cambridge University.

Personal interests include British/European history and the history of science. I am available all year round and am equally happy to take on both short and long commissions.


Medicine and Health (All Areas)

I have compiled over 400 indexes in the general area of medicine in a wide variety of specialisms, including Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology and Cardiology as well as many revision textbooks for professional examinations.


For example,
Banaszkiewicz, P.A. and Kader, D. F.
Postgraduate Orthopaedics: Viva Guide for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) Examination (2nd edn). CUP 2019


For example,
Tong, C. Y. W., Rosmarin, C. and Sefton, A.
Tutorial Topics in Infection for the Combined Infection Training Programme OUP 2019


For example, Biswas Pearls and Pitfalls in Inflammatory Dermatopathology CUP 2017

History and Philosophy Of Science

For example
Evans: The Metamorphosis of Autism, MUP 2017
Overy and Tansey: Historical Perspectives on Rural Medicine, QMUL 2017


For example
Albrigo, L. G., Stelinski, L. L. and Timmer, L. W.
Citrus, 2nd edn CAB International 2019

Rout, P. K., Kumar, A. and Behera, K. A.
Goat Production and Supply Chain Management in the Tropics CAB International 2019


For example, Nielsen Olfaction in Animal Behaviour and Welfare CAB International 2017

Molecular/Cellular Biology

For example,
Miu, A. C., Homberg, J. A. and Lesch, K-P
Genes, Brain, and Emotions OUP 2019


For example, McGorry, P. D.
Clinical Staging in Psychiatry CUP 2019

Other skills

Recent indexes include

Wilfried Mai, Diagnostic MRI in Dogs and Cats, CRC Press (T&F), Oct 2018
Joseph Friedman and Clive Ballard, Psychosis in
Parkinson’s Disease
, S Karger, May 2019
Ettinger, Weisbrot and Gallimore, Synopsis of Neurology, Psychiatry and Related Systemic Disorders, CUP, May 2019

Clients Include

Cambridge University Press
CAB International
S Karger

Special Publication Type


Excel, Word