I am a freelance science journalist and author. I work as a consultant at New Scientist, and write a blog about sex and gender for Forbes.com. My work has been published in New Scientist, Nature, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Daily Mail and more. My book UNTHINKABLE - An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains is out now.
For eight years I was an editor and reporter at New Scientist. During that time I had coffee with five psychopathic mass murderers in Broadmoor, interviewed a man who thought he was dead, revealed plans for the world's first head transplant, learned how to rule at roulette, scrubbed up for a cutting-edge prostate cancer operation, and watched a paralysed man walk for the first time using a mind-controlled exoskeleton.