Member Profile


Contact Info

First Name: Peter

Last Name: Aldhous

Email: Send Email

Occupation:Science reporter


Company: BuzzFeed News

Category of Membership: Public

Areas of expertise:

  • Agriculture/Food
  • Energy
  • Science Policy
  • Biology/Health/Medicine
  • Chemistry/Biotechnology/Pharma
  • Environment
  • Technology


Peter is a reporter on the science desk at BuzzFeed News in San Francisco. He also teaches data journalism and data visualization at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and investigative and policy reporting in the Science Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

He got his break in journalism in 1989 as a reporter for Nature in London, fresh from a PhD in animal behaviour. Later he worked as European correspondent for Science, as news editor for New Scientist and as chief news & features editor for Nature. After moving to California in October 2005, he spent eight years New Scientist's San Francisco bureau chief.

Peter is especially interested in investigative and computer-assisted reporting, and is fascinated by data visualisation.