I'm a freelance science journalist based in Huntingdon, UK. My main focus is the strange and amazing world of science history, with a particular interest in element discovery. I'm also interested in medicine and diversity in science.
I am a former comment editor at Chemistry World, and have also written for Nature, New Scientist, BBC Science Focus, the Pharmaceutical Journal and Chemist+Druggist, among others. My first book, Superheavy, was published by Bloomsbury Sigma in June 2019.
I hold a masters degree in pharmacy from the University of Bradford, and am a regular speaker and science communicator to groups of all ages around the world.
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