Science journalist, author and communicator

What to Believe – my new book

Posted on October 20

I’m starting on a new book, provisionally called What to Believe, to be published by Princeton University Press.

The book will tell the story of how multiple disciplines have embraced the use of rigorous research evidence over the last few decades – from evidence-based medicine, to policy, education, conservation and more.

It will hopefully be a guidebook to anyone navigating complex evidence to make decisions in their lives. It’s a good time right now to look at how we use and misuse evidence (see: pandemic).

I’m excited & very daunted to start on a new project!

Other News

Nature at 150 lectures

Posted on October 19

This year, Nature celebrates its 150th anniversary. As part of this I was lucky enough to be invited to give a public lecture at the University of Dunedin in New…

TED Summit 2019

Posted on August 19

Red Circle Speaker Community Workshops at TEDSummit: A Community Beyond Borders. July 21-25, 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED I attended the TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh from July…

2018 talks and events

Posted on February 18

On March 5th, I’m delighted to be taking part in the Chief Scientific Officer’s annual conference at the Royal Society in London. The panel is titled Why Data Matters, and…

60th birthday of 1958 birth cohort

Posted on February 18

The 1958 birth cohort, which I wrote about in my book, will turn 60 in March 2018. It’s an amazing milestone for the study and its participants and the Centre…