Sarah Richardson

Group Editor

Sarah Richardson

Group Editor

+44 20 7216 6538

London

Sarah oversees editorial coverage. She joined in 2017 from UBM, where she edited Building, one of the UK’s longest-running specialist media brands. She has been a journalist and editor for 13 years, appearing as a commentator for BBC, ITV and other media. She has an MA in English from the University of Cambridge, and is a past PPA Writer of the Year. She is fixated by education policy, and is ambassador for charity Transformation Trust.

Daniel Cressey

Deputy Editor

Daniel Cressey

Deputy Editor

+44 20 7216 6525

London

Daniel started his career at Research Fortnight some years ago. Before returning as deputy editor in 2017 he spent 10 years at the journal Nature in various editorial roles, writing about everything from science policy to missing deep-sea vehicles. He has degrees in journalism and history of science, and may even remember some of the chemistry he was taught as an undergraduate.

Mićo Tatalović

News Editor, Research Fortnight

Mićo Tatalović

News Editor, Research Fortnight

+44 20 7216 6519

London

Mićo oversees our UK news. He has previously worked as a science news editor at Nature, New Scientist, and SciDev.Net. In 2018, he completed the Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, US, where he researched the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in science journalism. He is also the chairman of the Association of British Science Writers.

John Whitfield

Comment and Analysis Editor

John Whitfield

Comment and Analysis Editor

+44 20 7216 6516

London

John has been comment editor since 2012 and is the author of two books: People Will Talk: the surprising science of reputation; and In the Beat of a Heart: life, energy and the unity of nature. He has written news, features and reviews for Science, Scientific American, New Scientist, Slate, the FT and the London Review of Books, and worked for six years at Nature. He has a PhD in zoology from the University of Cambridge.

Sophie Inge

Reporter, Research Fortnight

Sophie Inge

Reporter, Research Fortnight

+44 20 7216 6536

London

Sophie specialises in physical sciences, arts and humanities and social sciences research, with a focus on Wales, Northern Ireland and the Labour Party. She joined in 2018 from Times Higher Education. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at The Local, a European news network in Stockholm. She has also worked as a news reporter at MailOnline and the Islington Gazette. She has a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford.

Inga Vesper

Correspondents Editor, Europe

Inga Vesper

Correspondents Editor, Europe

+44 20 7216 6509

londom

Inga is senior editor at *Research. She cut her teeth on research policymaking in Brussels and across the EU, before becoming news editor at Research Europe. After a stint as global news and features editor at SciDev.Net, she is now a part-time freelancer. Her work has been published in Nature, Science, Scientific American, The Guardian and the Climate News Network.

Craig Nicholson

News Editor, Research Europe

Craig Nicholson

News Editor, Research Europe

+44 20 7216 6566

London

Craig assists the Editor and Deputy Editor in directing and shaping Research Europe’s news coverage. He also writes news and features. Before joining *Research, he edited academic healthcare journals and was a copy editor across the Nature Reviews life science journals at Nature Publishing Group. He has a degree in biochemistry from the University of Nottingham.

Ben Upton

Reporter, Research Europe

Ben Upton

Reporter, Research Europe

+44 20 7216 6532

London

Ben covers the Brussels beat including the European Parliament and Council, the Court of Auditors, Ombudsman, Investment Bank and Patent Office. He also keeps an eye on the Space, Defence, Medicines and Chemicals Agencies. His work has appeared in The Times, The Guardian and Nature. He has a BSc in biology from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in newspaper journalism from City University.

Pola Lem

Reporter, Research Europe

Pola Lem

Reporter, Research Europe

+44 20 7216 6522

London

Pola covers universities, open science, research infrastructure, questions of gender in science, and the internationalisation of the EU beyond its borders. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, Electric Literature, and Tenderly. She has a BA in Russian from Haverford College and an MS in journalism from Columbia University. She previously worked on a BBC documentary on Parkinson’s disease and wrote for NASA.

Martin McQuillan

Editor, *HE

Martin McQuillan

Editor, *HE

+44 20 7216 6500

London

Martin writes the Ivory Tower and Third Degree columns, and is a contributor to our 8am Playbook. His commentaries on higher education have appeared in The Guardian, The New European and Times Higher Education. He is an award wining filmmaker and writer, and is director of the Institute for Creative Enterprise at Edge Hill University in Liverpool.

Harriet Swain

Comment and Features Editor, *HE

Harriet Swain

Comment and Features Editor, *HE

+44 20 7216 6509

London

Harriet is Comment and Features Editor, *HE, commissioning news and analysis on UK higher education policy. She was deputy books and features editor at The Times Higher Education Supplement, and has freelanced for eight years for The Guardian’s education section. She has a degree in history from Balliol College, University of Oxford, and a journalism diploma from City University London, where she is also a visiting lecturer.

Chris Parr

Assistant Editor, *HE

Chris Parr

Assistant Editor, *HE

London

Chris covers higher education policy and universities, and regularly writes the *HE 8am Playbook. He is an award-winning freelance education journalist who spent six years at Times Higher Education, three as a reporter and three as digital editor. He is a regular contributor to the Times Educational Supplement, and has been widely published in the education press. His work for Research Professional News has been covered by newspapers including The Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Independent, as well as by broadcasters including the BBC and ITV.

Fiona McIntyre

*HE Correspondent

Fiona McIntyre

*HE Correspondent

+44 20 7216 6525

London

Fiona covers universities, higher education policy and research across HE and Research Fortnight. She joined in 2018 from New Civil Engineer, an award-winning specialist magazine, where she wrote news and features. She has previously written for the BBC and several newspapers and magazines. Fiona trained for her NCTJ with top-ranking journalism school News Associates.

James Brooks

Assistant Editor, Funding Insight

James Brooks

Assistant Editor, Funding Insight

+44 20 7216 6553

London

James is responsible for Funding Insight’s coverage of calls from UK and worldwide funding agencies, and career and grant-application advice. He worked in Paris for seven years, and also reports on French research policy for Research Europe. James was science editor for the Progress Educational Trust’s online service BioNews. He has a BSc in pharmacology from King’s College London and a MA in science journalism from City University London.

Linda Nordling

Editor, Research Africa

Linda Nordling

Editor, Research Africa

+27 21 447 5484

South Africa

Linda is the founding editor of Research Africa. She is a widely published journalist and columnist specialising in science, technology, health and development stories with a focus on Africa. She holds a master’s degree in science communication from Imperial College, London.

Christiaan van der Merwe

Journalist, Research Africa

Christiaan van der Merwe

Journalist, Research Africa

+27 21 447 5484

South Africa

Chris reports on African and South African research policy and funding issues, and news from global funders from an African perspective. He holds a masters degree in plant molecular biology and an honours degree in journalism.

Rosslyn Beeby

News Editor, Australia & New Zealand

Rosslyn Beeby

News Editor, Australia & New Zealand

+44 20 7216 6500

Canberra, Australia

Rosslyn joined the company in 2013 and was previously a senior science and environment journalist with Fairfax media in Canberra, covering research policy, breaking news and politics. Her work has been published by major news outlets in Australia and New Zealand, including The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, Public Sector Informant, Stuff NZ and the Guardian. She has a degree in Literature & Philosophy from Monash University.

Erik Te Roller

Chief-editor, Research NL

Erik Te Roller

Chief-editor, Research NL

+31 6 2501 1873

Haarlem, The Netherlands

Erik joined Onderzoek Nederland in 2008, the former Dutch newsletter affiliated with Research Professional. He is responsible for the Netherlands page of Research Professional, which brings about research and innovation policy from the Netherlands. He previously worked for Het Financieele Dagblad and as a speech writer for the food and health company DSM. He graduated in chemical technology from the University of Groningen.

Fabio Turone

Italy Correspondent

Fabio Turone

Italy Correspondent

+44 20 7216 6500

Milan

Fabio is a science journalist based in Milan, where since 2002 he directs the Agency Zoe of science journalism. Former correspondent of The BMJ, he has been contributing to many Italian and International media, mostly on medicine and healthcare. In 2016-17 he was Research Fellow of the Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Soon after he funded, and currently directs, the Center for Ethics in Science and Journalism, doing research and teaching on science journalism.

Kat Lester

Production Manager

Kat Lester

Production Manager

+44 20 7216 6503

London

Kat joined *Research in 2005 after graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Graphic Media Studies, specialising in publishing and printing, from West Herts College. She started as an Editorial Assistant in the company’s funding team, but soon gravitated to the production side, working with both *Research’s online and print products, and now manages the production team on a part-time basis.

Grace Harrison

Designer and Production Executive

Grace Harrison

Designer and Production Executive

+44 20 7216 6547

London

Grace studied Design & Communication at Central St Martins before joining *Research as an Editorial Researcher. She later joined the Production team, where she now works to make sure the content created by our journalists and researchers gets delivered safely to our readers. Grace puts her artistic skills to good use by producing in-house material, online artwork and illustrations as well as sourcing images for the news team.

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