WHO AM I?
I am a freelance science writer with an interest in stories that examine an issue from many angles: science, law, culture, psychology or philosophy.
My work has been published in New York Magazine, Slic/ed by FED, The New Zealand Herald, The Conversation Canada, VetScript magazine, Massey Magazine, and DefiningNZ. I regularly write for the YouTube channel SciShow as well as my own dedicated science channel ScienceWrapNZ. My features on health issues in pug dogs and livestock diagnostic technology were front-cover stories. My article on animal facial expression has been shared worldwide, earning more than 150,000 reads.
Before I became a full-time writer, I received my PhD in Zoology from Massey University, New Zealand and went on to complete a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alberta, Canada. I have published nearly a dozen scientific publications ranging in topic from describing lamb facial expressions to how to measure emotion using motion capture technology.