Clare is a writer and freelance journalist specialising in science.

Photo credit: Paul Jones | UOW

Photo credit: Paul Jones | UOW

 

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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.

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What has stood out to me after working with Clare is her genuine passion for making the wonders of science, and the talented people who do scientific research, accessible through writing.
— Melina Georgousakis, Founder, Franklin Women

Beneath the surface , Magnified Science Art Exhibition, July 2018

Beneath the surface, Magnified Science Art Exhibition, July 2018

Magnified co-founders, Clare Watson and Rachelle Balez, before the inaugural science art exhibition held at the University of Wollongong in conjunction with the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, July 2018

Magnified co-founders, Clare Watson and Rachelle Balez, before the inaugural science art exhibition held at the University of Wollongong in conjunction with the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, July 2018

Moss jewels,  Magnified Science Art Exhibition, July 2018

Moss jewels, Magnified Science Art Exhibition, July 2018


When it comes to collaborating on ideas and articles, Clare is not only fun, but thorough and perceptive. Her writing is enlightening and educational; something a wide range of people enjoy reading.
— Summer Land, Author of Summerlandish: Do As I Say, Not As I Did

Find me on Twitter @clarewhatson