I’m passionate about scientific ideas and communicating them to the public. I believe everyone has an interest in science, whether they know it or not. It’s all a matter of how it is translated and presented.
My degree, from the University of London, is in biological sciences. Though I loved my studies, in particular evolutionary genetics, I did not pursue a career in science. My experimental technique was far from perfect and I had the patience of a gnat in a hurry. Ideally, whenever I set up an experiment I wanted the results and conclusions written by the following morning. It was torture waiting months to collect all the data samples. So with a love of science I went into broadcasting instead, and made dozens of high profile radio documentaries for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London. I was a producer with the world-renowned BBC Radio Science Unit. I covered a vast range of topics; from therapeutic cloning, to high energy physics and the work of the Vatican Observatory.
I also worked on TV news programmes and during my 16 years with the corporation travelled the world to interview Nobel Prize winners, politicians and celebrities.
I’m now a freelance writer, and work on a range of publications across the USA, Europe, Australia and Canada. I love to travel and explore and have been lucky enough to go to the Arctic and Antarctica. In my spare time I read voraciously, usually whilst lying on the beach.
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