General and Professional Interest

Articles on scientific and professional topics for general or non-specialist professional audiences.

I love writing for general and non-specialist audiences. I frequently write for blogs and magazines to explain my research, the scientific process or cover topics that are relevant to research and academia. I have written for outlets as diverse as TheConversation, Nature Careers and Australasian Science. Want to commission a piece? I can provide a rapid turnaround.


The Research Whisperer. Times are bleak but don’t despair – just do stuff and meet people. 24 November. Web Archive

Areo Magazine. Is capitalism to blame for exploitation in academia?. 27 March. Web Archive

STAT. Cash from cannabis companies creates conflicted researchers. 3 February. Web Archive

2019 Opinion: Boycotting Elsevier is Not Enough. 22 October. Web Archive

TheConversation. Increasing open access publications serves publishers’ commercial interests. 16 June. Web Archive

The Scholarly Kitchen. Guest post: Do authors have any power over publishers?. 19 June. Web Archive

LSE Impact Blog. The gold rush: Why open access will boost publisher profits. 4 June. Web Archive

Quillette. Progressivism at the University of Melbourne: No cause for alarm. 30 May. Web Archive

University Affairs. Research is an addiction - but there is help available. May-June, p. 42. Web Archive

Frontiers for Young Minds. From Pavlov’s dog to rats using drugs. 11 April. Institutional Repository

Knowing Neurons. Are foods addictive or just delicious?. 4 April. Web Archive


Nature Careers. How to make undergraduate research worthwhile. 14 November. Web Archive

LSE Impact Blog. There is little evidence to suggest peer reviewer training programmes improve the quality of reviews. 23 May. Institutional Repository Opinion: Label drugs that are tested on animals. 16 January. Web Archive


Australasian Science. Why haven’t we cured addiction yet?. Sep/Oct, pp. 20-22. Web Archive