I've been working as a science journalist and editor at New Scientist since 2006.
During that time I've had coffee with five psychopathic mass murderers in Broadmoor, been the first ever journalist to interview a man who thinks he's dead, learned how to rule at roulette, had my fat zapped, life logged my entire week, observed a cutting edge prostate cancer operation, poked around in the Large Hadron Collider, and watched a paralysed man walk for the first time using a mind-controlled exoskeleton.
I've also intervewed several of the world's leading scientists and science communicators, including Oliver Sacks, VS Ramachandran, Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain.
I've had my work published in several publications, including the Washington Post, The Daily Mail and The Guardian.
I was really grateful to be awarded 'Best Newcomer' by the ABSW in 2010. I was also highly commended in the PTC New Journalist awards in the same year. In 2012 I was highly commended as best consumer journalist by the Medical Journalists Association. This year I was shortlisted as Best Science and Technology Journalist in the British Journalism Awards.
I particularly love writing about brains, especially those that don't look like everyone else's. Check out my new column Mindscapes: Extraordinary tales of incredible brains. I'm working on turning this into a book - the people I've met have the most amazing stories to tell.
I love trying new things, whether it's baking, making curtains or putting up shelves. You can find out about some of the stuff I get up to outside of work by clicking on the blog above.
From "Total recall: Diary of a lifelogger", New Scientist, 1 March, 2012