The language of science –

I started from a very young age enjoying science-based programmes on TV. They were all I wanted to watch and I took every opportunity to watch as many of them as I could find. My mother encouraged me to read a lot, so I frequented the local public library quite often and I always checked out the maximum number of books. Being a socially awkward kid growing up, science felt like the only thing about the world that made sense to me; I was never bored of learning new things about the universe.

I took up science subjects at school and at university, where I carried out my undergraduate studies in chemistry and physics. Over time my love for explaining science to my friends and family evolved into a career in science communication. I worked as a journalist for a while, learning the ropes of the media, communication and how to write, until I became a full-time science communicator and part-time science journalist.

I’ve always loved science, not only for all the knowledge it possesses but even more so for the skills it teaches, such as critical thinking, problem solving and how to make sense of a ‘demon-haunted world’ full of misinformation and magical thinking.

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