I have been a science journalist since 2000, after gaining a masters degree from the UBC School of Journalism. I was an intern with Time magazine, and then with New Scientist magazine in London, where I was a reporter from 2000-2003. I then moved to Nature in London, where I continue to contribute news and features. I have had freelance pieces in Scientific American, the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Chemistry & Industry, Current Science (a US children’s science magazine), and several websites including and

My 'beat' includes earth sciences, natural disasters, climate change, Canadian science policy, and a collection of weird and wacky science. Here are a few clips:

Education news feature, Nature: Ten weeks to save the world
Science news feature, Nature: The new and improved kelvin
News, Nature: Science survives Canadian budget
News feature, New Scientist: Monster Ink
(winner: Best science feature in a specialist journal, Association of British Science Writers / GlaxoSmithKline award, 2003)

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