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About me

I have been writing and editing, mostly about science, for nearly two decades. I was founding editor in 2004 of Interactions, the newspaper of the Institute of Physics. Currently based in London, I lived in the US for 5 years – first working in San Francisco as a correspondent for the Times Higher Education Supplement, and then as Associate Editor of California Monthly magazine, based at the University of California, Berkeley. Before that I worked for Nature magazine as their first web editor.

I have a wide range of scientific interests, and I am at home writing about quantum physics and astronomy, molecular biology and medicine. I have a strong interest in environmental issues, as well as the history, philosophy and sociology of science. I have two young children, and this experience has sparked off a new area of interest for me around birth and breastfeeding.

I am currently Science Editor of BioNews, and I am writing a book on the science of breastmilk.

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