Selected Articles/Programmes

“This is why children’s TV is so weird – and so mesmerising” Mosiac, 3 Dec 2019

“Electric Medicine” Trust Magazine, 3 Dec 2019

“Is there a worst time of day to get sick?” BBC Future, 5 Sept 2019

“The surprising health benefits of sunshine: (and it’s not just vitamin D)” Daily Telegraph, 15 July 2019

“Avoid black food packaging and the 16 other essential rules of effective recycling” Guardian, 2 July 2019

“How your body processes food is only partially down to your genes” New Scientist, 10 June 2019

“AI doesn’t see the world like us which is why it is so easily confused” New Scientist, 13 May 2019

“Why we should be watching the sun, not the clock” Guardian Long Read, 11 Jan 2019

“Huge brain study uncovers ‘buried’ genetic networks linked to mental illness” Nature, 13 Dec 2018

“The ‘weird events’ that make machines hallucinate” BBC Future, 5 Dec 2018

“The truth about supplements: do they work and should you take them?” New Scientist, 28 Nov 2018

“Searching for a diagnosis: How scientists are untangling the mystery of developmental disorders” Mosaic, 18 Sept 2018

“Thai cave: How life in darkness could affect trapped boys” BBC Future, 4 July 2018

“Does running a mile a day really improve children’s lives?” Guardian, 21 May 2018

“What I learned by living without artificial light” BBC Future, 25 April 2018

“Staying awake: The surprisingly effective way to treat depression” Mosaic, 22 Jan 2018

“Is the darkness really making me sad?” Mosaic, 14 March, 2017

Video: “The mystery noise driving the world mad” BBC Future, 12 August, 2016

“How your brain decides your gender” BBC Future, 21 June, 2016

“The cancer drugs in your bathroom cabinet” The Observer, 12 June 2016

“Why Victorian diseases are making a comeback” The Guardian, 23 May 2016

“Premature birth: how its effects stay with you for life” New Scientist, 17 February, 2016

“How getting your hands dirty in the garden perks up your immune system” Daily Mail, 6 February 2016

“Brain stimulation in children spurs hope – and concern”  Nature, 23 September, 2015

“Leave it out: are food intolerances fact or fad?” The Observer, 16 August, 2015

“Time to ditch milk? Exploring the dairy dilemma” New Scientist, 22 July 2015

“Exploding the nuclear family” Mosaic, 21 July, 2015

“Why neglecting your teeth could be seriously bad for your health” The Guardian, 19 July, 2015

“The mystery of the female orgasm” BBC Future, 26 June, 2015

“Forensics in Crisis” BBC Radio 4, May, 2015

“Do you need to go to parent school?” Mosaic, 3 February 2015

“Does sharing photos of your children on Facebook put them at risk?” The Observer,  21 September, 2014

“Master your metabolism: Are some people born to be fat?” New Scientist, 12 November, 2014

Frontiers: Anaesthesia  BBC Radio 4, 25 June 2014

Frontiers: Chronotypes BBC Radio 4, 18 December 2013

Frontiers: The Truth About Oxytocin BBC Radio 4, 17 July 2013

“Call off the pregnancy police – women want the truth” New Scientist, January 2012

“Can an unborn baby really taste curry?” Daily Telegraph, January 2012

“10 things to know about pregnancy” The Sun, January 2012

“The ever deepening meaning of the human genome” New Scientist, September 2012

“Scandal of an underfunded and undertreated cancer” New Scientist, June 2012

“The Review: Universal appeal and a stellar cast” The Times, February 2012

“Banishing consciousness: The mystery of anaesthesia” New Scientist, November 2011

“How fallible DNA evidence creates victims of chance” New Scientist, 18 August 2010

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“Our happy hormone wedding: Couple test themselves for ‘cuddle chemical’ before and after ceremony” Mail on Sunday, March 2010