I am a freelance science journalist based in Dublin, Ireland. I cover a variety of topics in chemical and biological sciences, as well as science policy, health and innovation.
My articles have appeared in Nature, Science, Cell, Chemistry World, New Scientist, the Irish Times, New York Times, EMBO Reports, Chemistry & Industry and more.
I enjoy writing on a wide breadth of subjects, from antibiotics to petrochemicals, bumblebees to asteroid composition, palaeontology to brain development. Previously I worked for a publishing company as a science editor.
My primary degree in science is from Trinity College Dublin and I hold a Master’s degree in science communications from Dublin City University.
Poison dart frogs are resistant to neurotoxin because of modified sodium channel proteins
Gastrointestinal microflora found to produce a profusion of molecules that can affect human health
Tool brings together safety information from Europe’s food safety agency
Insecticides on ornamental UK plants found at levels known to have an impact on pollinators
Adhesive held strong on a beating rat heart and glued a liver back together
Public–private venture will invest $350 million over five years but there are warnings that much more money is still needed
Head of British Academy recommends more flexibility for the Research Excellence Framework to end ‘gaming’ of the exercise