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 also written for other organisations, including Psychologies, The Guardian, Capital Radio, CERN, Channel 4 and the Cheltenham Science Festival.
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 month I was shortlisted as Best Science and Technology Journalist in the Press Gazette's 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'd love to turn this into a book one day - the people I've met have the most amazing stories to tell.
From "Total recall: Diary of a lifelogger", New Scientist, 1 March, 2012