I'm a freelance journalist and author writing about science, research and higher education / anything weird and wonderful that draws my interest.
I am also an experienced travel writer – specialisms include Mexico and Central America, Suffolk, and the Portuguese Algarve. I speak decent Spanish and am attempting to improve my Portuguese...
Bylines can be found online and in print at the Times, the Guardian, Wired, GQ Korea, the Independent, the i, Times Higher Education, Research Fortnight, Inside Housing, Monocle, Easyjet, Wanderlust, Project magazine, The Travel Mag and more.
I have several years' experience editing and sub-editing copy for the likes of Indy Student and the New Statesman.
I also edit, produce and co-present a feminist-leaning personal finance podcast, Cash Cows.
My new book, Genomics: How genome sequencing will change our lives is out now, published by Penguin Cornerstone.
Plan S for Shock: Science, Shock, Solution, Speed is available to download here via open access (ie, for free!)
Got a question? You can use the contact form below, or email rachaelpellsjourno[at]gmail.com. :)