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.
Insulating material could replicate the effects of Earth’s atmosphere on the red planet, warming it by 50°C
Targets floated for one million electric cars and 70% renewable energy by 2030
Loss of gene knocked-out by rogue geneticists found to be linked with higher mortality in human genome database
Committee on Climate Change backs low carbon target for 2050
Multiple cathode chemistries tackled by one system
Ultrafine particles and soot linked to lung cancer are massively elevated in carriages pulled by diesel engines
Five-year pause would give nations breathing space following the birth of the first genetically-modified children in November
Personalised medicine plan unlikely to deliver any benefits for the wider population
Investigation uncovers forged ethical approval documents
Deal boosts BMS’s cancer and immunology pipeline with 5 drugs in late stage clinical trials
Enlarged GSK consumer health will have largest market share of any firm and be a leader in key countries