I am a member of the Association of British Science Writers. I review books and exhibitions, write articles on a variety of topics related to science, medicine and the histories of those subjects, and write scientific obituaries.


Other recent articles


New Scientist: I wrote regularly on biomedical science and women in science during the 1980s and 1990s. The most recent articles were ‘Mad brains and the prion heresy’‘Parkinson’s: a suitable case for treatment?’; and ‘The human worm’.

Oxford Today: I became science editor from the first volume in 1989, and had a stint as editor from 2000-2007. Issues earlier than Michaelmas 2009 are no longer archived on the website.