I’m an award-winning journalist with a PhD in evolutionary biology. I specialise in outreach and public engagement through entertainment.
While finishing my second book, I mostly write articles for magazines and blog for Forbes, focusing on nature, technology and pop culture. Contact me if you need a consultant for comics, movies or games (I was science advisor on the superhero series Ordinary). I’m also available for freelance work.
My parents are from Mauritius, I was born in France and grew-up in the UK. After studying biology at Imperial College London, I did a PhD in molecular evolution and genetics at the University of Bath.
I spent several years at BBC Focus, the popular science and technology 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 more than 100 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, which helps 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 cat, dog and human.