Editor, Chemistry World
I graduated from the University of Edinburgh, eventually leaving with a PhD in NMR spectroscopy after spending a happy decade in and around the Joseph Black chemistry building. I’ve since worked in education, publishing, communications and project management. Diverse roles, but all linked by communication and science – a (winding) thread that led to my interest in science writing and journalism.
At Chemistry World, we are not cheerleaders for science. We try to put chemistry in its scientific, societial and cultural context. A good science story is simply a good story. However, the telling needs some skill, and at least a little knowledge, to do it well.
The full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine is now one year old. For Ukraine, the anniversary has been a moment to reaffirm support among its allies and keep the world’s attention on Kyiv as the conflict moves increasingly by increments with no end in sight. For the Kremlin, the moment has been used to justify continuing the war, as a special operation that was supposed to last weeks now runs into its second year. For those who have lived through the war, it’s a reminder of just how much has changed and how much has been lost.
Will the curly arrow still be with us in another 100 years?
Moving to a circular economy requires political, economic and scientific cooperation