I’m a feature writer, science journalist, editor and filmmaker with a passion for long-form storytelling. Best known for my work in science, technology and innovation, I have also written extensively on business, politics, environment, climate change and human rights.
A long-time editor of Cosmos, the science magazine I co-founded, I have been a reporter/producer for Australia’s ABC TV and served as a foreign correspondent for Reuters. I’ve also been a journalist on The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, editor of 21C, Science Spectra and Newton magazines and was science news editor of ABC Online.
My work has been recognised with a number of accolades, including the AFI Award for Best Documentary, the Human Rights Media Award and two Editor of the Year trophies, and my stories appear in The Best Australian Science Writing anthologies of 2012, 2015, 2016, 2020 and 2021.
I will be one of the first 100 passengers to fly into space with Virgin Galactic, founded by Sir Richard Branson, a company that is developing commercial spaceliner service to provide suborbital spaceflights for tourists and space science missions for clients.
Nature’s deadliest weapon is giving scientists new tools to fight disease and control the body’s internal machinery.
A new space race is unfolding, driven by commerce and permanent bases on the Moon. To succeed, they’ll need to be self-sustaining.
Working late one night, Alan Guth struck upon a solution to the birth of the cosmos. Until then, he’d had trouble holding down a job.