Ah, I see you have stumbled upon my profile page — lovely to meet you!
I am not (as the picture above might suggest) a miniature woman with plastic hair.
I am, in fact, a real human (see my profile picture if you’d like proof).
I do have freckles and need glasses to see anything more than about a metre away, so the plastic lady and I have much in common in that respect.
I also love to peer into the science of how things work and write about it. In another lifetime, I completed my PhD in bioinformatics and biochemistry, and now I work in science education.
In a nutshell: I love science, but I like talking about it (and writing about it) even more.
I also love eating (I tried to think of a more elegant way to put this, but failed). So I started my own publication, ‘Science Soufflé’:
Take a peek if you’re interested in the science of cooking, flavour and nutrition. Here are some of the most popular so far:
- Your Oven is Not Designed for Pizza, Here is How Simple Physics Can Help.
- Here’s Exactly Why Water Takes So Long to Boil, and How to Speed It up
- A Scientist’s Guide to Cooking Perfect Pasta, Every Time
- The Science of Really, Really Great Coffee
- Five Nerdy Facts about Your Morning Cup of Coffee
- What Exactly is ‘Umami’, Anyway?
- The Secret to Perfect Chocolate Tempering
I’m also an editor for ‘Everyday Science’, where I’ve written articles on space (including aliens!), sustainability and COVID-19. Here are some of the most popular so far: