I’m currently a research fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex. Before that, I was a lecturer in the Science Communication Group at Imperial. I’ve also taught at UCL and spent some time at American University in DC. However, this is very much my personal blog.
My work as an academic tends to focus on the politics of science technology. I write about all sorts of things here though. The picks on the ‘writing’ page should give a flavour.
I blog about science policy for the Guardian, have a column in the UK edition of Popular Science magazine, am co-editor at New Left Project and co-run the Brain Train podcast. I have degrees in history of science and sociology of education and did a PhD on children’s science books. I once accidentally helped raise £15k for libel reform and used to help run the Science Question Time debates, After many years working at the Science Museum, I can make a mean bucket of bubble mix. Somewhere at the back of my wardrobe is a Guinness World Record certificate. As well as my work for the Guardian, I’ve written for the Observer, Research Fortnight, Al Jazeera and Red Pepper, and been on BBC Radio a few times too.
I also like to knit and take photos of trees. If you’re really nosy, you can read my contribution to Ed Yong’s On the Origin of Science Writers thread.
If you need to contact me, my gmail address is the same as the URL here.