I write all the time as part of my main job as an academic. But I also write outside that sphere, and am starting to focus on this part of my life with a little more concentration.
In 2014 I started writing short articles for The Conversation, a website sponsored by the University of Liverpool, among several others, which combines “academic rigour with journalistic flair”. Some of these have been republished by other online media, including The Ecologist magazine, The Week magazine, Business Insider, phys.org, livescience, SBS media (Australia) and a range of RSS and news feeds.
I also write poetry, mostly as sketches of the world around me as I experience it; often of my children and family.
The list below contains most of my published non-academic output.
11/12/14 What did the Romans ever do for us? They left a water warning
05/9/14 Why not change the way you wee to save the world?
01/9/14 Battle for Mosul Dam: a new age of water wars beckons
11/8/14 It’s public attitudes to recycled sewage that need better treatment, not the water
21/7/14 Why are Fukushima engineers creating walls of ice under a contaminated nuclear plant?