WHO AM I?
I am a freelance science journalist with an interest in stories that examine an issue from many angles: science, law, culture, psychology or philosophy.
My work has been published in Motherboard, The Cut, Canadian Geographic, Aeon, Seeker, Maisonneuve, The Record, The New Zealand Herald, The New Zealand Listener and VetScript magazine. I also write for the YouTube channels SciShow and Hot Mess 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.