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 Australian Geographic, The Conversation, 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 reported on scientific conferences for Fight MND, covered events at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute and promoted science festivals at the Australian Museum.
I've also been a part of the 2017 Australian National Young Writers Festival and invited to speak at the Sydney Science Festival in 2018 as part of National Science Week.
Find me on Twitter @clarewhatson