I am a science writer, author and broadcaster. I live in Oxford, UK, and write about science and scientists past and present.
I write mainly about the life sciences, then and now, and also have a particular interest in women in science. I'm fascinated by the lives of scientists and their interactions with the society in which they live. Biography, it seems to me, harnesses people's natural curiosity about the lives of others to tell stories about how science is really done. See my blog for occasional thoughts on science, life and time.
I hope never to abandon print entirely, but like many others I write increasingly for electronic media. Recent projects include Oxford's partnerships in global health, and content for the Wellcome Library project Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.. I am currently working with the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at Oxford University on their website and other communications projects.
News! On 11 September Bloomsbury Reader will publish the first electronic edition of Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life, with a print-on-demand edition to follow.
News! EMBO in perspective: A half-century in the life sciences, which I wrote to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the European Molecular Biology Organisation, is now availabe from the EMBO website.