Through books I hope to not only tell the story of science but also explain complex science in a digestible way. I enjoy the use of metaphors, graphics, and interactives and hope my writing can enthuse as well as inform a wide range of audience.


The Secret Life of the Periodic Table (UK / US / Canada)

Release Date: 6th October 2016
Publisher: Octopus (UK) / Firefly (US/Canada)
Buy Me! UK: Foyles / Waterstones / Blackwell’s / AmazonUK
Buy Me! US: Barnes & Noble / BAM! (Books a Million) /

Aussi disponible en français, La vie secréte des atomes

Publié: 1er Mars 2017
Achète moi! Fnac

“The Secret Life of the Periodic Table” uncovers the fascinating stories behind the formulation of the table. It describes how and who discovered the 118 elements, and the competition and cooperation behind scientific advances.

Cover_16-2-15Brains Explains: Quantum Physics

Release Date: 6th August 2015
Publisher: Octopus

To mark the 50th anniversary of the FABulous Thunderbirds TV show ITV studios commissioned a series of three books. I was chosen to author a book covering quantum physics for an adult audience. Through historical story, analogies, and quotes from Brains himself I cover topics from particle physics to quantum computing.


BigQuestions-245x300The Big Questions in Science: The Quest to Solve the Great Unknowns

Release Date: September 2013
Publisher: Andre Deutsch (Carlton Books)

I contributed the ‘Inside Expert’ view on Neutrino physics, talking of matter, antimatter and the creation story of the Universe.