Clare is a writer and freelance journalist specialising in science.
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I have a background in biomedical research but I prefer punctuation to pipetting. It was Oliver Sacks and RadioLab, textbooks with a twist for a neuroscience class, that introduced me to storytelling in science.
Online, in print or on the airwaves, I translate complex scientific ideas into digestible narratives.
My work has been published by Undark, TIME, Smithsonian Magazine, Australian Geographic, SBS Science and Smith Journal, and aired on ABC RN's The Science Show.
Based in Wollongong, Australia, I enjoy writing about homegrown science and I love getting out into the field or on the road.
I’ve travelled to dusty corners of New South Wales to meet the palaeontologists who are working to protect Australia’s opalised fossils. I’ve stumbled through Sydney’s wetlands behind an enthusiastic entomologist and caught a shark scientist on his lunch break, all in pursuit of a good story.
Find me on Twitter @clarewhatson