I am a freelance journalist from Dublin, currently based in Wexford. I work as a freelance journalist and have over six years of experience working for both print and online media outlets. At present, my writing predominantly focuses on scientific issues, travel and general interest features but I have experience in many more areas. I have written articles for publications such as Science Magazine, The Scientist, Australian Geographic, The Guardian UK and the Irish Times. Prior to becoming a freelance journalist, I worked as a full-time journalist for People Newpapers in Wexford – part of the Independent News and Media group. My role required me to conduct interviews and produce news and feature articles on a wide range of subjects. I left this position to pursue a passion for travel and concentrate on my freelance work. In the past, I also completed internships with Irish Tatler Magazine, wrote for a trade magazine named Irish Property Guides and served as Arts and Culture Editor of a student newspaper. I hold a BA in Journalism and French from Dublin Institute of Technology and received a First Class Honours degree. On graduating, I was awarded the Sunday World Cup for achieving the highest final year grade in my year group. My final year dissertation examined scientific communication in the Irish print media. During my studies, I was one of two students chosen to undertake a semester abroad at l’Institut Pratique du Journalisme in Paris where I participated in a masters in journalism, entirely through the French language. I pride myself on my self-motivation and ability to work on my own initiative. In saying this, I also enjoy working as part of a team and like to share and develop ideas with other people. Having studied journalism, exceptional communication skills are also something that stands me apart from others. I like to see myself as an enthusiastic person who is always striving to acquire new skills and build upon my experience.
A feature article for The Scientist magazine on how gut bacteria can affect our mental health.