Association of British Science Writers has 239 registered members
Agnese Abrusci
Agnese Abrusci holds a Master in Matter Physics from University of Bari and a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University. After her PhD she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Oxford University. Her main area of expertise is renewable solar energy with a focus on new generation low-cost hybrid photovoltaics. After Oxford she moved into science communication and media production at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Currently she is doing a MSc in science media production at Imperial College.
Obtained a Ph.D in biochemistry and conducted research in both academic and industrial institutions. Then founded his own company, ANOZENE ASSOCIATES to undertake writing,editorial and science publishing work.
Claire specialises in writing features on biology and biomedicine. She has a particular interest in developmental biology and genetics.

Having completed her doctorate, she joined New Scientist magazine in 1999 as an intern, where she became first a news reporter and then a features editor. In 2005, she joined Nature as a senior reporter and editor in the journal's News and Features section. She left Nature in 2007 to freelance and now writes for a range of publications.

Claire has won a number of awards for her writing, including an ABSW award for best feature in a specialist periodical in 2003.

In addition to her writing work, Claire runs a company, SciConnect (, which offers training in science communication skills for scientists.
Nada works with the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, in Marketing Programs Planning and Monitoring Division, to support the development of multimedia communications strategies and capabilities, and to communicate the impact and reality of science in the region, and globally. She is a Research Fellow with the Center for Fine Art Research (CFAR), Birmingham Institute for Art and Design. Her research is based around ideas of shared values of citizenship, and collaborations in the Arts & Converging Sciences in the Middle East and North Africa.
Helen is the Editor of The Biochemist, the magazine of the Biochemical Society. She has also worked as a senior staff writer for medwireNews, an online medical news website and as a staff reporter for APM Health Europe a pharmaceutical industry-focused newswire. She also writes for other scientific publications such as COSMOS magazine in Australia on a freelance basis.
Peter is a reporter on the science desk at BuzzFeed News in San Francisco. He also teaches data journalism and data visualization at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and investigative and policy reporting in the Science Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

He got his break in journalism in 1989 as a reporter for Nature in London, fresh from a PhD in animal behaviour. Later he worked as European correspondent for Science, as news editor for New Scientist and as chief news & features editor for Nature. After moving to California in October 2005, he spent eight years New Scientist's San Francisco bureau chief.

Peter is especially interested in investigative and computer-assisted reporting, and is fascinated by data visualisation.
Eva is Outreach Director for F1000Research, an open access post-publication peer-reviewed journal. Prior to this she was Community Manager for the Node - a blog where developmental biologists share news with others in the field - as well as Online Editor for Development. When not connecting scientists at work, Eva connects scientists in her spare time, and is partly responsible for kicking off the first SciBarCamp events (which have now spread to four countries).
Paul Anderson is a British writer specialising in computer science and technology. He has written extensively for a range of education, trade and current affairs publications, including Prospect, and was, until recently, Editor for JISC TechWatch, a technology horizon scanning service for UK universities. In 2012 his book, 'Web 2.0 and Beyond', was published by CRC Press. He was awarded the EPSRC's inaugural Computer Science Writer of the Year prize in 2007.

He blogs at:
Dr Kat Arney joined Cancer Research UK after a spell as a lab researcher. She works on the charity's News & Resources website and Science Update blog, and is a prominent media spokesperson.

She presents and produces the Cancer Research UK podcast, and also helps to present the highly successful Naked Scientists BBC Radio show in her spare time as well as doing other bits of freelance writing.
I am a science writer and communicator, a recovering academic and an ant geek. I write the Curious Meerkat blog and co-founded the Conservation Hackathon Project. I also work in science engagement for the London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.
Sunny Bains is a scientist, journalist, editor, and Managing Director of Form & Content Media Ltd, a company that delivers specialized technical content to technical organizations. As a writer, her interests range from holographic associative memories and analogue neural networks to nanotech-based sensors and artificial muscles. She is the outgoing editor of The Science Reporter.
Beth graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge with a Bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Patholology. Having maintained an active interest in scientific communication throughout university, she joined the Public Library of Science (PLOS), initially in Publishing Services, and later in Editorial Media. She now organises and writes press releases and promotes the scientific content that PLOS publishes.
Science Content Editor with eight years’ experience of working in science and medical communications. Develops content, in print and online, to tell engaging science stories and communicate the benefits of medical research to a wide range of audiences. International experience, including working at MRC Unit The Gambia and in South America as a medical writer in the pharmaceutical industry.
Vijay is a passionate seeker of knowledge, particularly in science. Interest in reading about science, and writing practice since school days led him to be a full-time writer, after his PhD. Besides being geeky, Vijay likes to cook, travel, listen to music. Occasional photography puts Vijay back in writing and thinking mode!
Gloria Barnett
BA.Sci, MA.Ed
Author of The World Beneath the Waves.
Conference and After Dinner Speaker
Two series of fully illustrated Science Talks are available:
1. Oceanography - using original underwater film clips to aid understanding)and
2. Exciting Science
I graduated from Durham University with a BSc in Psychology, and am currently in my final year of the PhD in Clinical Psychology studying sleep and mental health. My interest in scientific communication has expanded considerably since I first started my university life. I’m passionate about do a lot of science outreach events including Café Scientifique and Pint of Science. These are an important part of understanding how best to convey the most important aspects of science in a clear and succinct manner.
I currently write science articles for my student paper, The Mancunion; the upcoming student science magazine, Signal; educational sites for a-level students, MyTutor; and I am constantly pursuing new publications to write for.
In addition, I maintain a regular blog (
I am currently an MSc student in Science Communication and Public Engagement at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this degree, I studied a BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Jacobs University Bremen.
I’m very interested in using science writing and journalism as a way of communicating science to the public, and have written and edited for various print and online platforms including University of Edinburgh’s student magazine The Student, and the online science blogging platform, The Surg. My writing is focused on a variety of science topics, but I’m particularly interested in how science writing influences perspectives of scientists and science and show individual scientist’s personalities. I’m also the deputy layout editor for the upcoming issue of University of Edinburgh’s science magazine EuSci.
Some of my writing is featured at: and
Caitlin is currently pursuing a PhD at the Institute for Women's Health, University College London after completing an MS in Journalism at Boston University where she focused on international reporting. She is also a fellow at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, focusing on global health issues. In her spare time she enjoys photography and travelling. She is the founder of the social enterprise Epiphany, which aims to combat human rights issues worldwide through small-scale locally run projects.
I am a final year student at the University of St Andrews, studying MChem Materials Chemistry.

After the multiple career crises that university brings, I have decided to pursue a dream career move into scientific journalism.

I have previously written regularly for Sci@StAndrews, the science publication at my university, and as a contributor to the blog

Outside of scientific journalism, I have also written sports news for the Scottish Korfball Association during my time as their Media and PR Officer.
Abigail holds a Masters degree in Physics from Durham University and a Science Journalism MA from City University, with Distinction. Since January, she has been a freelance reporter, working for publications including New Scientist, Wired, The Guardian Labs and Alphr. She is also working on a project with Dorling Kindersley, writing a chapter for a science encyclopedia. Previously, she worked as an energy market reporter at ICIS Heren for two years and as a staff Science Reporter for the Mail Online for one year.

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