After 30 years as an experimental biomedical scientist working in Universities, I decided I wanted a different life. I took early retirement and we moved to the West country. I had always written extensively about my research on the mechanisms of drug action and more recently began writing pieces with a more general interest. Science writing is now my principal occupation and I am keen to write about how science fits in with society, hoping to bridge the gap between science and public understanding of science.
My writing has appeared on LabLit, on the Naked Scientists, in the Marshwood Vale Magazine, in Devon Life Magazine and on the Guardian Blog – Comment is Free. In 2008 I was runner up in the National Brain Science Writing Competition. The articles can be read on the following pages.
I can be contacted on p.g.strange[at]rdg.ac.uk
The photo above was taken by Hazel Strange (http://www.hazelstrange.net/)