I'm the one in the splendid pink ensemble. I'm now a freelance journalist and editor.
I'm currently working on my first book - the story of ten people with the world's most extraordinary brains (Harper Collins / Hachette, 2016). I also write a column for BBC Future called Incredible Humans, write regular news and features for New Scientist, and occasionally do the odd stint at The Guardian.
For the last eight years I've been an editor and reporter at New Scientist. During that time I've had coffee with five psychopathic mass murderers in Broadmoor, interviewed a man who thought he was dead, learned how to rule at roulette, had my fat zapped, life logged my entire week, scrubbed up for a cutting-edge prostate cancer operation, poked around in the Large Hadron Collider and watched a paralysed man walk for the first time using a mind-controlled exoskeleton.
In 2015, I won Best Staff Journalist at the Medical Journalist Association awards, for my articles on sequencing newborn babies, the experimental use of blood transfusions to combat dementia and a surgeon working towards a human head transplant. In 2014, I was shortlisted as Best Science and Technology Journalist in the British Journalism Awards. In 2010, I won Best Newcomer at the Association for British Science Writers Awards.
I particularly love writing about the brain, especially those that don't look like everyone else's. I am also interested in the human body, behaviour, medicine, fertility, society, microbiology, psychology, technology, wearables, food, textiles and the environment.
Please click the links above for a selection of recent work. You can find a more extensive portfolio here.