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I'm a freelance journalist. I have a monthly BBC column called Incredible Humans, and write regular news and features for New Scientist. I'm also working on my first book - the story of ten people with the world's most extraordinary brains (2016).

For the last eight years I've been an editor and reporter at New Scientist.

During that time I had coffee with five psychopathic mass murderers in Broadmoor, was 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 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 New Scientist, the BBC, The Washington Post, Mail Online, Psychologies and The Guardian.

Last year, I was shortlisted as Best Science and Technology Journalist in the British Journalism Awards. In 2012 I was highly commended as best consumer journalist by the Medical Journalists Association

I particularly love writing about brains, especially those that don't look like everyone else's. I am also interested in the human body, human behaviour, new medicines, fertility, microbiology, psychology, technology, wearables, food and the environment.


From "Total recall: Diary of a lifelogger", New Scientist, 1 March, 2012