Linda Geddes is a Bristol-based freelance journalist writing about biology, medicine and technology. Born in Cambridge, she graduated from Liverpool University with a first-class degree in Cell Biology. She spent nine years at New Scientist magazine working as a news editor, features editor and reporter, and remains a consultant to the magazine. Linda has received numerous awards for her journalism, including the Association of British Science Writers’ awards for Best Investigative Journalism. She is married with two young children, Matilda and Max.
- Quality in Care Cancer Journalist or Blogger of the Year 2012, for “Underfunded, undertreated”
- Association of British Science Writers Best Investigative Journalist 2011 for “Fallible DNA evidence can mean prison or freedom” and “How DNA evidence creates victims of chance”
- Shortlisted for the Paul Foot Award for Campaigning Journalism 2010 for “Fallible DNA evidence can mean prison or freedom” and “How DNA evidence creates victims of chance”
- BT Information Security Awards Best Privacy Feature and Best Overall Security Feature 2010 for “The pocket spy: will your smartphone rat you out?”
- European School of Oncology Best Cancer Reporter 2009 for “Living with the enemy” and runner-up 2007 for “Cancer therapy:when all else fails”
- Endocrine Society, Health Journalist of the Year 2008 for “Superhuman: what gives elite athletes the edge?”
- Shortlisted for the Press and Periodicals Association’s (PPA’s) Best Writer Award 2012, 2011 and 2009.