I’m a science communicator and award-winning journalist with a PhD in evolutionary biology.
I currently write articles for magazines and websites while finishing my second book. As a Forbes contributor, I mainly cover health, nature and technology. Contact me if you need a science consultant for comics, movies or games (I was advisor on the superhero series Ordinary). I’m sometimes available for freelance work.
My parents are from Mauritius, I was born in France and mostly grew-up in the UK. After studying biology at Imperial College London, I did a doctorate in molecular evolution and genetics at the University of Bath.
I spent several years at BBC Science Focus magazine, running the features section and writing about everything from gay genes and internet memes to the science of death and origin of life. As an editor, I commissioned over a hundred contributors, including accomplished academics and renowned writers. I also launched the critically-acclaimed iPad edition of Focus, and presented the magazine’s podcast.
During my career in science communication, I’ve helped teach the Wellcome Trust Narrative Skills workshop to help researchers understand how to communicate their work to the media, mentored journalism students and performed at Science Showoff comedy shows.
Most of my spare time is spent practising martial arts. I live in Bristol with a talented human and cheeky dog.