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Deceived Wisdom, book by David BradleyEmail feedback[at]sciencebase[dot]com
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CAMBRIDGE, UK – I’ve worked in science communication since 1989. Having set out as a chemist, I quickly realised I was better at the writing part than the rolling up the labcoat sleeves and mucking about with test-tubes and landed a job with the Royal Society of Chemistry as a technical editor beating other people’s words into shape and building up a portfolio of my own words in my spare time for the likes of New Scientist, Science, Chemistry in Britain etc. There’s a list below of the magazines, newspapers, websites and organisations I’ve written for over the years covering news, views and interviews. I don’t enter awards any more, but I did receive a few early in my career.

A small selection of the books and multimedia to which I have contributed during more than a quarter of a century in science communication

My solo book Deceived Wisdom – was published in 2012 and I am currently working on ideas for the followup. I also write, record and perform a bit of music and take a few photos.

Awards

  • Winner – 1992 Daily Telegraph Science Writer of the Year
  • Runner-up – 1995 Chemical Industries Association (CIA) Awards
  • Commendation – 1997 UK Medical Journalism Awards
  • Shortlisted – 2001 Pirelli science multimedia awards
  • Finalist – 2008 weblogawards
  • Finalist – 2008 – Twitter Shorty Awards
  • Runner-up – 2010 Research Blogging awards
Journalism (A-M):

  • Alchemist, ChemWeb.com
  • American Scientist
  • Analysis Europa, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry, American Chemical Society
  • BioMedCentral
  • BioMedNet
  • BioTechniques
  • Caltech – Loh Down on Science
  • Cambridge Adhoc City
  • Cambridge Evening News
  • Channel 4 TV Books
  • Chemical Society Reviews, RSC
  • Chemical Structures Association
  • Chemical Technology Europe
  • Cheminfo, Indiana Uni
  • Chemistry & Industry, Society of Chemical Industry
  • Chemistry in Australia
  • Chemistry in Britain, RSC
  • Chemistry in New Zealand
  • Chemistry Review, York University
  • Chemistry Matters in Pharma
  • Chemistry Views
  • Chemistry World
  • Chemnews, Camsoft
  • Complexus
  • CWMT, Chemconnect
  • Daily Telegraph
  • Diabetes World
  • Discovery Channel
  • Drug Discovery Today
  • (The) Economist
  • Education in Chemistry, RSC
  • Enigma
  • Environmental Science & Technology, ACS
  • (The) European
  • European Chemical News
  • European Chemist
  • Euroscientist
  • Featurewell
  • FirstScience
  • Focus
  • Gas Jar
  • GESource
  • Guardian
  • Hazards International
  • HMSBeagle, BMN.com
  • Home Healthcare Magazine
  • Liverpool Echo

Technical Editing:

  • Chemical Communications
  • Chemical Society Reviews
  • ECHET
  • ECTOC
  • Faraday Transactions
  • Natural Product Reports
  • Perkin Transactions

Radio Appearances:

  • BBC Radio 5 Live
  • BBC Radio Cambridge
  • Geordie Boffin Podcast
  • Greater London Radio

Radio Research:

  • BBC Radio 4

Website Design:

  • Actua International Ltd
  • Arthur Cutter Campaign
  • CDTS UK Hydroseeding Co
  • Chemindustry.com (editor)
  • Cottenham Primary PTA
  • Cottenham Swimming Pool
  • DND Stationery
  • ECTOC Internet Confs (editor)
  • FACT Ltd
  • Fen Edge Cinema Club
  • Fen Dial-a-Ride
  • Imaging Storm
Journalism (N-X):

  • Modern Drug Discovery, ACS
  • Molecule of the Month, Bristol University
  • Molecular Medicine Today
  • NASA
  • New Elements, RSC
  • New Scientist
  • Nextwave, AAAS
  • Performance Chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical Science & Technology Today
  • Pharma Frontier
  • American Physical Society
  • PhysicsDirect
  • Planet Science
  • Popular Science
  • Practical Parenting
  • Pulse-Project.org
  • RAFT
  • Reactive Reports – chemistry
  • Resonant – NMR
    spectroscopy
  • Royal Society
  • Scenta
  • Science magazine, AAAS
  • ScienceCareers.org
  • ScienceNOW
  • Science Online, Actis
  • Science Reporter, ABSW
  • Science Writers, NASW
  • Scientific Alliance
  • Scientific Computing World
  • (The) Scotsman
  • ScienceDirect
  • scienceinschool.org
  • She magazine
  • SpectroscopyNOW
  • Spinneret Chemistry News
  • Spectral Lines
  • Spotlight-physical science news
  • Surgery Door
  • Technology Ireland
  • Technology Review
  • The Scientist
  • THES, Times Higher Education Supplement
  • ThomsonReuters
  • Today’s Chemist at Work, ACS
  • Tomorrow’s World Mag, BBC
  • WebElements News
  • What PC?
  • Windows User Magazine
  • Wireless Europe
  • WritingScience.co.uk
  • X-factor – X-ray news

Books edited/authored/contributed:

  • Deceived Wisdom
  • Bedside Book of Chemistry (Quid, 2011) with Robert Slinn and Joel Levy
  • Adam Hart-Davis’ Science (Dorling)
  • Chambers Biographical Dictionary (chemistry)
  • Hutchinson Science
    Dictionary
  • Hutchinson Gallup 94
  • Ivy Press – A Brief History of Science
  • Modern-World Encyclopedia
  • Oxford University Press

Copywriting:

  • AlphaGalileo
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • BP Review
  • Chemical Industries Association
  • CLRC
  • Dorling Kindersley
  • EPSRC Newsline
  • EPSRC Spotlight
  • EPSRC Website and literature
  • Eurekalert
  • European Science Foundation
  • IMP Science
  • Inderscience Journals
  • Institute of Physics
  • International Union of Crystallography
  • Johnson & Johnson Review
  • Leicester University
  • KDM Communications
  • King’s College London
  • Learning Multimedia
  • Microsoft Encarta
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, UK)
  • PNAS
  • Science Museum, London
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Public Relations

Memberships

  • Association of British Science Writers
  • US National Association of Science Writers
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem MRSC)

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