About me

I am a freelance journalist writing mostly about science, the environment and development. My work regularly appears in New Scientist, Nature, SciDev.Net and Horizon, and I’ve also been published in BBC Wildlife, The Daily Telegraph, Geographical, Times Higher and Saga magazine. I’ve been a daily newspaper science correspondent, a news editor and an editor.

I’ve written several books, including In Quest of Livingstone: a Journey to the Four Fountains and the first English-language guide to the Cape Verde Islands. I have won prizes from the Association of British Science Writers and the Medical Journalists Association.

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