Before turning freelance Katharine was a news editor and reporter for Nature, covering the physical sciences. She started her journalism career at Chemistry World. Katharine's stories cover a broad sweep of subjects, taking in batteries, alien life, sports science and policy, amongst others. Katharine has degrees in chemistry from Imperial College and a PhD from Cambridge University.
Lithium-ion batteries could save the planet from petrol-driven cars, but do the batteries themselves live up to their sustainable reputation? Katharine Sanderson investigates efforts to make batteries better
Katharine Sanderson celebrates the tenacious and brilliant researcher who came tantalizingly close to describing oxygen sensing, a concept that earned the Nobel prize over 100 years later
Piece of chemistry history at Sussex could form heart of outreach centre