Articles by Publication

Science Careers

Links to articles I have written since 2011 for the online magazine Science Careers can be found on my Author page on the Science Careers website.


To read my ‘Working Life’ articles in Science please click on the respective titles.

Strength in disability, March 27, 2015 issue; Life inspires applications, October 17, 2014 issue.


In 2009 I began writing for E&T (Engineering and Technology), the members magazine of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). A selection of my features for E&T can be read by clicking here.

Interactions (IOP member’s newspaper)

To read a selection of my articles for Interactions, please click below.

Physics World

Please follow this link to read my 2014 Physics World article Navigating new cultures that reveals how several physicists have successfully managed cultural differences when working or studying overseas. (This link will download the free pdf of the March 2014 Graduate Careers supplement.)

My September 2014 feature Leadership required, which investigates what it takes to lead CERN, can be read by clicking on the article title. Meanwhile to read some of my earlier features for Physics World, written between 1998 and 2000, please click here.

Times Higher Education Supplement

To read a selection of my 2000 and 2001 news stories from The Times Higher Education Supplement, please click here.

Materials World

To read Materials and Big Physics, my 2018 feature about the materials used in large scale physics facilities, please click on the article link which will take you to the Materials World archive. My feature Driving Materials Forward about the materials and processes used by bespoke supercar and sports car manufacturers, which was published in the July 2017 issue of Materials World can also be read in the online archive. The following link will take you to Sculpting the urban landscape, my feature about the materials and processes used in the creation of public sculptures, published in the April 2015 issue of Materials World.

New Scientist

Several of my New Scientist articles written between 1997 and 2000 are available to read online via my author page on the New Scientist website.