I am a freelance science journalist based in Melbourne, Australia.

I’ve written on a variety of topics, but I’m naturally drawn to evolutionary biology, palaeontology, medicine, the environment and microbes of all persuasions.

I’m a regular contributor of features and news articles to Cosmos Magazine. My work has also been published by UnDark, The Atlantic, Nature, Science,  Smith Journal and others. My pieces have been selected for inclusion in the Best Australian Science Writing 2014, 2015 and 2019 anthologies (NewSouth Books), as well as The Explainer (CSIRO Publishing, 2013).

In a previous life I was the science and technology producer and host for Up Close, the University of Melbourne’s podcast. I was also a regular co-host on Triple R’s Einstein-a-Go-Go science radio show. I’ve also written and recorded for ABC Radio National’s Ockham’s Razor.

Like many science writers, I started out treading the academic path – I have a PhD in plant genetics, and also spent time working in sexual health research.

You can find me on twitter: @dyanilewis.

If you’d like to get in touch, email me at dyanilewis at gmail dot com