Miriam is science editor for The Conversation. She was previously reporter and news editor of Research Fortnight, a specialist publication focusing on research and higher education policy. As a freelancer, she has also written for publications including The Guardian, BBC Future, New Scientist and Nature. Her book "Are You Thinking Clearly? 29 reasons you aren't and what to do about it", co-written with Matt Warren, was published in 2021. Miriam has a background as a PhD student in physics.