I am a freelance writer with a particular interest in health, medicine and wellbeing. Since graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in 2018, I’ve enjoyed reporting on all kinds of science and new technology; from space disasters to bumblebees, archaeological discoveries to cutting-edge cancer research.

In 2020 I won a British Society of Magazine Editors’ Talent Award for my role as editorial assistant with BBC Science Focus magazine. Bylines in Live Science, BBC Sky at Night, BBC Wildlife and Popular Science.

My first non-fiction book, Pace Yourself, on the subject of energy and fatigue, will be published by Bonnier Books in December 2023.

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These quick, simple acts of kindness can boost your health, happiness and wellbeing

On World Kindness Day, we dive into the surprising psychology of compassion.

BBC Science Focus online

Dopamine dressing: How the colour of your clothes could change your brain

Dopamine dressing may be one of the hottest TikTok trends, but is there any science to it?

BBC Science Focus online

How our pandemic toolkit fought the many viruses of 2022

COVID enhanced our ability to study and defend against the flu, mpox, and RSV.

Popular Science online

What is sleep talking? We look at the science

Discover the science behind sleep talking, a behavior that over half the general population experiences at some point in their life.

Live Science

Scientists may have figured out how to control intrusive thoughts

New research hints at a way to suppress certain thoughts, which could help in overcoming the intrusive and unwanted symptoms of conditions like OCD and anxiety.

BBC Science Focus online

Sexsomnia really exists — here’s what to know about ‘sleep sex’

Sexsomnia is a disorder that leads people to perform sexual behaviors while they’re asleep.

Live Science

Why is there still no male birth control pill?

Researchers have spent half a century investigating contraceptives for men, but how close are we to getting a male birth control pill?

Live Science

Wearing a well-fitted mask is still a smart choice for holiday travel

To protect yourself and those you’ll be visiting, start taking precautions now, the CDC recommends.

Popular Science online

Is it ok to feed red squirrels?

Research shows that our habit of feeding red squirrels may be changing their morphology.

BBC Wildlife

Why is the sky blue?

What’s the scientific reason behind Earth’s sky appearing blue to the human eye?

BBC Sky at Night

The Columbia Space Shuttle disaster

A look back at fateful flight STS-107, and what caused the disaster.

BBC Sky at Night

What does breast milk taste like?

If you’ve ever wondered, “What does breast milk taste like?” science can provide an answer without having to try it for yourself.

Live Science

Being ‘hangry’ is real, and there’s science to prove it

Scientists tracking people’s food intake and emotions have shown that being hungry really can make us angry.

BBC Science Focus online

ADHD drugs could help Alzheimer’s patients who suffer from apathy

Drugs that target noradrenaline have shown promise in treating apathy, a common symptom of Alzheimer’s disease.

BBC Science Focus online

Dyslexia isn’t a disorder, it’s essential to how our species adapt, say researchers

People with dyslexia have brains that are specialised to explore the unknown, and this strength has contributed to the success and survival of our species.

BBC Science Focus online

Turtles have figured out how to essentially stop ageing – why can’t we?

Researchers studying slow-ageing animals like turtles, amphibians, snakes and crocodilians are beginning to understand why these creatures live longer than us, and how we might extend our own lifespan in the future.

BBC Science Focus online