I’m an ecologist and author, writing fiction and non-fiction about science and the ethical questions it raises. I have a particular interest in conservation ethics: what should we protect and why?
My first popular science book, Is that Fish in your Tomato?, explores the benefits and the risks of genetically modified foods, and my first novel, A Column of Smoke, is the story of a young scientists whose field trial of GM crops is destroyed by activists.
I graduated from the University of Durham, and went on to study butterfly migration for my PhD. I now work in science communication, and make science jewellery in my spare time.
Non-fiction topics I enjoy writing about range from pesticides and bioenergy to flying ants. I blog about genetically modified crops and create podcasts about conservation.
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Science jewellery from my Etsy shop.