I am an interdisciplinary scholar and creative non-fiction writer who works at the boundary between science and the humanities. I am trained in earth sciences, history of science, and creative writing and have a research focus on science in New Zealand and Antarctica. Before starting my academic career in 2013, I had more than 20 years' experience in science communication in Aotearoa New Zealand.
My books include Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica (VUP, 2019), a personal response to my three visits to Antarctica; Dispatches from Continent Seven (Awa Press, 2016), an anthology of Antarctic science writing; and Mad on Radium: New Zealand in the Atomic Age (AUP, 2012). My essays and articles have been published in Griffith Review, Granta, Turbine, North and South and the New Zealand Listener.
Prime Ministers Science Prize team member 2019, Prime Ministers Prize for Science Communication 2016, Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize 2009