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Saturday, 8 March 2008

New Members, March 2008

The ABSW welcomes the following new recruits to Full, Associate and Student member status.

Ted Nield, Chair


Simon Frantz, currently senior editor at the Nobel Foundation website, Nobelprize.org, Simon was formerly Web Editor at The Scientist, news editor at Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. He now creates new educational content based on the prize’s historical archive, as well as new interactive content around the annual prize announcements. He is based in London.

Laura Hood is a journalist at Research Fortnight, moving from editorial to news team in August last year. She covers research policy in the UK and Europe.

Anna Lewcock took a bachelor’s degree in science communication and policy at UCL and has since co-authored a book on the history of chlorine. She works as a freelance editor for the Environment Agency and has had work experience at the BA Festival press office, The Times and the Science Media Centre.

Daniel Nelson has covered development issues on Africa for 40 years and has worked on an edited newspapers, magazines, news agencies and websites all over the world. He is currently acting commissioning editor at SciDevNet, on maternity leave cover. He is also editor of oneworlduk.

Angela Saini works for BBC London news as a reporter but regularly freelances for New Scientist and Nature Network website. Her “real passion”, she writes, “is science policy, defence and weapons”.


Laura Rodriguez is news service manager for Alphagalileo, the internet press centre for European Research.


Ian Bruce Adamson is a mathematician currently reading for an MSc. He has written c. 1000 brain teasing puzzles for UK and international journals.

Rupa Jayant Chandarana is studying Biology with science communication at Royal Holloway, University of London. She already has experience in radio, having worked at BBC Radio Oxford.

Fearchar I MacIllFhinnein studies natural science with the Open University and helps the BBC out with its Gaelic service explanations of scientific issues.

Rachel Mundy is studying on the Royal Holloway science communication masters degree and has written for several student newspapers.

John Reilly is about to complete an MSc with the Open University and is a physicist. He is embarking upon a career in science writing which he wishes to integrate with future research.

Sara Ameena Rafice is completing a PHD in chemistry and writes for Leicester University’s newspaper The Ripple. She intends to move into science journalism.