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.
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Personalised medicine plan unlikely to deliver any benefits for the wider population
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Enlarged GSK consumer health will have largest market share of any firm and be a leader in key countries
Structure decouples water dissociation and hydrogen evolution processes
Chinese scientist behind birth of twins with edited DNA shows little remorse for his actions
Refit cuts use of pricey metals by an order of magnitude and weight by a half
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One member has been expelled from the governing board while another four resign with accusations of pharmaceutical industry bias flying