Merlin is an award-winning freelance Medical Illustrator & Educator. She strives to visualise information in a way that makes it universally accessible, educational and engaging for both clinicians and the general public.
Over the last decade she has worked with some of the largest clients in the healthcare sector in the field of patient & public engagement, including Harley Street Childrens’ Hospital, The Wellcome Trust, The Francis Crick Institute, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, UCL, Hunterian Museum of Surgery, The Royal College of Midwives and Kings College London. She teaches Illustration at The House of Illustration (founded by Quentin Blake).
Merlin believes pictures have the power to make thinking, working and communicating easier for everyone. She is passionate about using her skills to support and empower others, via collaborations with academics and medics across the UK, Europe and America.
Francesca Corra graduated in Fine Art from The Art Academy, London in 2012 and is about to complete her training in Medical Art with the Medical Artists’ Education Trust.
This year, Francesca was awarded with The Leverhulme’s Artist in Residence Grant to collaborate with the Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Oxford University.
Francesca has also won the Barber’s Company Award granted by The Worshipful Company of Barbers in 2013 and The Ronald Raven Award the following year for her research into the history and preservation techniques of museum specimens.
Francesca was also the recipient for The Whitaker Award of excellence from the Medical Artist’s Education Trust both in 2015 and 2016 awarded for her high standard of artwork.