My writing integrates science and art
because I think the most exciting things happen in the space between disciplines, where perspectives and experiences differ. Through my creative, academic, and collaborative work, I want to unsettle assumptions about human bodies, behaviours, and societies and improve the way science is communicated.
My debut novel, The Breeding Season, explores the evolutionary basis of suicidal reproduction (which I study in my scientific life) within the context of a marriage between a scientist, Elise, and a writer, Dan. The book is represented by Gaby Naher and was published by Jane Palfreyman at Allen & Unwin in September, 2019.
2nd Place, The Writer, "Let There be Light" competition, 2018
Nomination, Pushcart Prize, 2018 (by AGNI)
Nomination, Pushcart Prize, 2018 (by Creative Nonfiction)
AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship (with Alice Sebold), 2016
Shortlist, New Philosopher Writers' Prize, 2015
THE BREEDING SEASON (Allen & Unwin, September 2019)
“Out of the Pipeline and into the Gig Economy” in Nature, forthcoming
“Who is Science?” in WQ Magazine, September 2019
“Here’s What I Lost and What I Discovered in the Process of Surviving Breast Cancer” in The Guardian, September 2019
"Write Fiction to Discover" in Nature, May 2018
"Pluripotent," in Creative Nonfiction (the Adaptation issue), August 2017
Untitled Tiny Truth, in Creative Nonfiction, Winter 2015
"The Burning Truth," in Peppermint Magazine, Spring 2013
"Pluripotent," anthologised in Best Australian Essays, November 2017
Relevant Academic Publications
“Creating Stories of Science,” in the International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, vol 27(6): 45-49.