I am an experienced science journalist and have written news, features, interviews, opinions and book reviews for many of the world’s leading popular science magazines, broadsheets and websites. I specialise in evolutionary biology, conservation and the history of biology, but I’ve written on just about every aspect of biology, from the origin of life to alpaca antibodies.

I thought it might be fun to thumb through my archive and pick out some of my favourite commissions. This is not necessarily a list of my best-ever writing, but more like a desert-island selection, with each revealing something about me, about the different beats I cover and the diversity of publications I’ve written for. 

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In conversation with... Jane Goodall
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