a bit about me:

I am a freelance science journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. My reporting runs the gamut from news to features, essays and in-depth investigations. My current passions are human evolution and the tensions between conservation and society. I’ve also been writing about COVID-19.

I’m a regular contributor of news and features for Nature and Cosmos Magazine. My work has also been published by The Atlantic (via UnDark), Science, The Guardian, The Monthly, Smith Journal and others. Some of these pieces have appeared in the Best Australian Science Writing anthologies for 2014, 2015, 2019 and 2020 anthologies (NewSouth Books).

Like many science writers, I started out treading the academic path – I have a PhD in plant genetics, and also spent time working in sexual health research.