Over the years 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. 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.
It will be released in the US and Canada in March 2018 with the title: My Plastic Brain: One woman’s yearlong journey to see if science can improve her mind
I have also edited two of New Scientist’s Instant Expert Guides: How Your Brain Works: Inside the most complicated object in the known universe (John Murray, 2017) and Your Conscious Mind: Unravelling the greatest mystery of the human brain (John Murray, 2017)
I have also 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.