I am a science journalist and work hard to deliver crafted, entertaining, accurate content. I am very careful to avoid post-truth science writing.

I began my career as a science journalist with a news story for The Guardian about a cyanide spill into the Tisza River in Hungary, an event that threatened to devastate the endemic population of Palingenia longicauda, the world’s largest mayfly. I worked as a reporter for BioMedNet, one of the first ever online sites for science news, before going freelance in 2004.

I write news, features, opinion pieces and book reviews for many of the world’s leading science publications, including Nature, New Scientist, BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and Mosaic. My zoology blog Animal Magic is hosted by The Guardian and I make regular contributions to The Truth About Animals, a column I devised for BBC Earth.

I am the editor of Galapagos Matters, the members’ magazine for the Galapagos Conservation Trust and the Galapagos Conservancy.