And welcome to my internet crawlspace.
This is where I keep links to the favourite articles I've written. It isn't a blog. It isn't even really a portfolio. It's just a handy place to keep stuff I'm particularly attached to - like an attic but with better labelling and fewer spiders.
I'm a journalist with 10+ years experience and an MA in Bioethcis. I like writing about health and technology, good and bad. Utopian and Dystopian. If something is happening now or might happen in the future to change the way we think, work, feel, interact or exist - that's my beat. If it has to do with biotech, AI or healthcare, so much the better.
I've conducted ~200 interviews with world experts in their fields including academics, CEOs and TED (et al.) conference speakers. I've also spoken on record with people in jobs/industries that required total anonymity to protect their work and home lives.
You can find examples of my work across the page. If you'd like to get in touch, click here.
What To Do With Pandemic Flu - A two-month investigation into pandemic disease planning and prevention written within weeks of the first reports of Covid-19.
What Will Tomorrow's Kids Make of Robot Pets? - Exploring how and why children cherish smart toys, and how the distinction between synthetic and natural is closing.
How to Live When Nobody Dies - Examining the science, ethics (and likelihood) of an ageless society.
What's Wrong With Eating People? - "Extolling the virtues of cannibalism." - A US alt-right blogger who did not read the article but really livened up my Twitter for a week.
A Shortage of Legitimate Donors Is Fuelling the Black Market Organ Trade - In a free market, who's to say what a person does with their 'spare' kidney?
Brainjacking: are medical implants the next target for hackers? - We protect phones and laptops better than pacemakers and DBS implants. For all our sakes this must change.
Why Some Parents Choose to Have a Deaf Baby - Is deafness a culture, or a disability? And should couples be allowed to choose it for their children?
In the future, there will be a pill for falling in love - What would it mean to choose the people we love? Or have others choose for us?
Could 3D-printed organs be medicine’s next black market? - A cheaply grown replacement organ is better than no organ at all, right?