I am a UK-based science writer and broadcaster with 15 years’ experience in magazine and radio journalism. In that time I have written extensively for New Scientist magazine, and spent 5 years in-house as a feature editor, contributing to some of the magazine’s top-selling cover stories (and, almost as impressively, one of the worst!). My work has also appeared in the Guardian, BBC Future, BBC Earth and I have also provided written materials for organisations such as the Royal Society.
As a broadcaster I have both produced and presented radio programmes and reports for the BBC, contributing to the Science, Natural History and Children’s Radio output. I was also the regular co-presenter of the New Scientist podcast, along with Ivan Semeniuk, between 2006 and 2010.
In 2010 I left New Scientist and returned to the world of freelancing, working a lot for my old colleagues, but also elsewhere. My aim – and the reason I love what I do – is to learn new and exciting things and share them in the most entertaining way I can think of.
When I am not writing about science I make up children’s stories to amuse myself and my son and hopefully other people in the not-too-distant future.