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,the Guardian, 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. Represented by Kurestin Armada of P.S. Literary Agency.
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.
For a brief and shining moment in 2012, Australia was at the global forefront of climate change action, as one of the first countries to implement a carbon pricing mechanism. It lasted only two years, and was repealed amid much fanfare by the Abbott government in July 2014. During its time, Australian companies and industries exposed to the carbon pricing mechanism took a long hard look at the emissions liabilities embedded within their supply chains and worked to reduce them. Barely three years later, Australia is in danger of being the kid that gets picked last for the soccer team. With China set to launch its national emissions trading scheme (ETS) before the end of the year, and several other Asia-Pacific nations either doing the same or already in the game, so-called ‘carbon clubs’ are forming and Australia isn’t invited. Read more.