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claireainsworth

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First Name: Claire

Last Name: Ainsworth

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Occupation:Science journalist

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Company: Freelance

Category of Membership: Public

Areas of expertise:

  • Biology/Health/Medicine

Biography:

Claire specialises in writing features on biology and biomedicine. She has a particular interest in developmental biology and genetics.

Having completed her doctorate, she joined New Scientist magazine in 1999 as an intern, where she became first a news reporter and then a features editor. In 2005, she joined Nature as a senior reporter and editor in the journal's News and Features section. She left Nature in 2007 to freelance and now writes for a range of publications.

Claire has won a number of awards for her writing, including an ABSW award for best feature in a specialist periodical in 2003.

In addition to her writing work, Claire runs a company, SciConnect (www.sciconnect.co.uk), which offers training in science communication skills for scientists.