Science Writing

I have published over 50 pieces for popular science and news websites with a focus on the brain, behaviour, diet and health.

I have a wide experience of working with science educators and journalists, including The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), The Conversation, Australia’s Science Channel, The Guardian, NeuroTrition, The Neuroscience Academy and Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation.

If you have an idea for a blog or an explainer piece that you would like me to voice please contact me!

Teens: Your brain on junk food – NeuroTrition

The neuroscience of the gut-brain connection (three-part series) – Your Brain Health / The Neuroscience Academy, 15th February 2018

Brain gains: How exercise improves your brain – Australia’s Science Channel, 7th February 2018

Fact or fiction – is sugar addictive? – The Conversation, 22nd February 2017

Revising for exams – why cramming the night before rarely works – The Conversation, 28th October 2016,

Why sugar is so much worse for teenagers’ brains – The Conversation, 26th October 2016

We’re capable of infinite memory, but where in the brain is it stored, and what parts help retrieve it? – The Conversation, 27th September 2016

Five ways junk food changes your brain – RMIT News, 14th September 2016

Research Check: does eating chocolate improve your brain function? The Conversation, February 26th 2016

What happens in the brain when you no longer need the information you’ve learnt? The Conversation, 19th January 2015,

Do we really only use 10% of our brain? The Conversation, 1st August 2014,

Exercise or bust? Breasts and physical activityThe Guardian, 24th June 2014

Drug erases painful memories in miceABC The World Today, 26th May, 2014

Game on – can video games make your brain level up?The Conversation, 22nd April 2014

If at first you don’t succeed … part of your brain makes you try again – The Conversation, 6th December 2013

Putting it off: Some ideas about why we procrastinate – The Conversation, 13th November 2013,
o Radio interviews – ABC Sydney 702, 4BC Brisbane, ABC Hobart 936, SBS news

What is déjà vu and why does it happen? – Book Chapter: “The Explainer: From Déjà Vu to Why the Sky Is Blue, and Other Conundrums” – CSIRO publications,  October 2013

Deep brain stimulation: a fix when the drugs don’t work – The Conversation, 14th May 2013

Breaking bad habits: classical conditioning and smoking – The Conversation, March 6th 2013

Explainer: What is déjà vu and why does it happen?– The Conversation, January 10th 2013

Are you furious? Body cues tell us more than faces – The Conversation, November 30th 2012
Remembering to forget: how to erase unwanted memories – The Conversation, October 2nd 2012

Media coverage of my research has been featured in Time MagazineSydney Morning Herald, ScienceAlertThe Daily Mail and I F*cking Love Science too!