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Science writer and editor, Australian National University

David has been writing about science for over 30 years. He began with CSIRO Education producing a newsletter called Double Helix News. He grew this into a national science magazine called The Helix. He was also editor of Newton magazine (for Australian Geographic), and Materials Monthly and ScienceWise for the ANU. He now writes and produces Decision Point for the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions and is based at the ANU. In addition to writing for Cosmos, G-Mag and Australasian Science, David has also co-authored texts on biodiversity, environmental policy and resilience science.


  • 2007–present
    Editor, Decision Point, ANU


  • 1982 
    University of Sydney, BSc(Hons)