I am a UK-based science journalist with over 15 years experience in magazine and radio journalism.

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 the Boston Globe. 

As well as my own book, Override (published as My Plastic Brain in the US) 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.

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