I am a freelance science journalist based in Hobart, Australia.
I’ve written on a variety of topics, but I’m naturally drawn to evolutionary biology, medicine and microbes of all persuasions.
I’m a regular contributor of features and news articles to Cosmos Magazine. My work has also been published in Science, Nature, Nature Medicine, Smith Journal, ABC Health & Wellbeing, the Conversation, Australasian Science Magazine, United Academics and others. My pieces have been selected for inclusion in the Best Australian Science Writing 2014 and 2015 anthologies (NewSouth Books), as well as The Explainer (CSIRO Publishing, 2013).
Before moving to Hobart, 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 am an ex-lab rat – I have a PhD in plant genetics, and also spent time working in sexual health research.
I occasionally tweet @dyanilewis.