I am a freelance science journalist, broadcaster and author, who is yet to meet a piece of research I don’t find fascinating. In more than a decade of freelance reporting, I have written for publications and websites including Scientific American, Nature, Australian Geographic, Ecos, Medicine Today, Frontline Medical News, BBC Future, ABC Science and ABC Health and Wellbeing.
I am author of The End: The Human Experience Of Death , editor of The Best Australian Science Writing 2015 anthology, and co-author of The Sixth Wave: How To Succeed In A Resource-Limited World.
I’m also an experienced public speaker, facilitator and panel chair, having performed these roles at events including the Sydney Writers’ Festival, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, and the Brisbane Writers’ Festival
Can we live without a pulse? Are we close to a cure for Huntington’s disease? How does dust connect the cosmos with our bed sheets? Why do lobsters do the Mexican Wave backwards? And what makes us feel ‘wetness’ when there’s no such thing as ‘wet’ nerve receptors?
Now in its fifth year, The Best Australian Science Writing 2015 anthology includes the best of Australia’s science writing talent, exploring topics ranging from our obsession with Mars, to how sex first evolved in ancient fish. Read more.