Sarah Richardson

Group Editor

Sarah Richardson

Group Editor

+44 20 7216 6538

London

Sarah oversees editorial coverage and strategy. She has been a journalist and editor for 16 years and is a past PPA Writer of the Year. She joined in 2017 from UBM, where she edited Building, one of the UK’s longest-running specialist media titles, and she has appeared as a commentator for BBC, ITV and other media. She has an MA in English from the University of Cambridge and is an ambassador for education charity The Talent Foundry.

Daniel Cressey

Deputy Editor

Daniel Cressey

Deputy Editor

London

he/him

Daniel is managing editor at Research Professional News, overseeing day-to-day editorial operations as well as supporting team management and forward planning. Some years ago he started his career as a reporter at Research Fortnight, which grew into RPN. He has spent over two decades working in journalism at the intersection of research and policy and has won and been shortlisted for various awards for his work.

Before returning to the company in 2017 he spent 10 years at the journal Nature. 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 immediate former chairman of the Association of British Science Writers, and a board member of the European Federation for Science Journalism.

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

Deputy news editor, Research Fortnight

Sophie Inge

Deputy news editor, Research Fortnight

London

she/her

Sophie writes and edits news and features on UK R&D policy. She joined in 2018 from Times Higher Education. Previously, she worked as assistant editor at The Local, a European news network headquartered in Stockholm, and as a news reporter at MailOnline. She has a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford and trained for her NCTJ at the Press Association. 

Rachel Magee

Reporter

Rachel Magee

Reporter

London

Rachel is a UK and EU reporter specialising in global publishing, EU universities, the research community, Covid recovery and R&D infrastructure. Before joining *Research, Rachel worked for Solent News Agency where she had work published in The Guardian, The Times and The Telegraph. She has a BA in history from the University of Warwick.

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.

Andrew Silver

Europe Reporter

Andrew Silver

Europe Reporter

Andrew covers Brussels politics, health, space, defence and foreign interference for Research Europe. He joined the team in 2022 and has previously written for outlets including Wired UK, IEEE Spectrum, Nature, Science, and the BMJ.

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.

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 a comment editor at Research Professional News, commissioning and writing news and analysis on UK higher education policy. She was previously deputy books and features editor at The Times Higher Education Supplement, and has freelanced for 15 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

he/him

Chris covers higher education policy and universities, and regularly writes the *HE 8am Playbook. He is an award-winning 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

Features Editor

Fiona McIntyre

Features Editor

+44 20 7216 6525

London

Fiona manages features across Research Professional News, Research Europe and Research Fortnight. She also covers news on universities, higher education policy and research. 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

London

James is responsible for Funding Insight, which covers UK and international funding calls, and career and grants advice. He also reports on French news for Research Europe. Previously, James worked as a biopharma executive-search consultant in Paris before becoming science editor for BioNews, a fertility and genetics newsletter. He has a BSc in pharmacology and a MA in science journalism. He is a regular contributor to Critical Muslim, the Muslim Institute’s quarterly publication.

Robin Bisson

Features Editor / Senior Reporter - UK and Europe

Robin Bisson

Features Editor / Senior Reporter - UK and Europe

+44 20 7216 6554

London

he/him

Robin joined Research Professional News in 2019 and became Senior Reporter for UK and Europe in 2021. From August 2023 he has taken up the role of Features Editor as a maternity cover. His reporting has led to an award from the Association of British Science Writers, a shortlisting in the British Journalism Awards and an appearance on BBC radio. Robin has also written for The Guardian, The Independent and Cosmos Magazine and has degrees in mathematics and philosophy of science.

Linda Nordling

Africa Editor

Linda Nordling

Africa Editor

+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.

Munyaradzi Makoni

Africa Correspondent

Munyaradzi Makoni

Africa Correspondent

Munyaradzi Makoni is a journalist based in Cape Town. He specialises in story-driven science journalism for a range of local and international publications. His stories have appeared in Archaeology magazine, Chemistry World, The Lancet, Nature, Physics World, Hakai magazine, SciDev.Net, Science, The Scientist, and Wired UK among others. In 2019, he won the best feature science journalism award sponsored by the African Academy of Sciences.

Jenny Sinclair

Australia and New Zealand correspondent

Jenny Sinclair

Australia and New Zealand correspondent

Jenny Sinclair is a Melbourne-based journalist. Formerly a technology reporter for The Age newspaper, she now writes across a range of fields including public policy, the arts and social issues. Her work has appeared in The Age, the Australian, Meanjin, Griffith Review, Island, on ABC radio and in numerous magazines and anthologies. She is the author of two non-fiction books (the historical biography A Walking Shadow and the city-biography Much Ado About Melbourne) and holds a doctoral degree from the University of Melbourne’s department of culture and communication. She was the winner of the 2019 Nature Conservancy Nature Writing essay prize. She has taught creative writing at Melbourne University and worked as an advisor to public creative arts programs.

Anthea Lacchia

Ireland Correspondent

Anthea Lacchia

Ireland Correspondent

Anthea is a freelance science journalist, writer and audio producer. Her writing has appeared in Nature Index, The Irish Times and The Guardian, among other outlets. She has a PhD in palaeontology from Trinity College Dublin, a MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London, and a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists in the UK. Anthea previously worked as a press officer for Nature, and as an academic researcher in science communication and geoscience. She is an avid hiker and birdwatcher and enjoys nature writing.

Hristio Boytchev

Germany Correspondent

Hristio Boytchev

Germany Correspondent

Hristio is a Berlin based science and health journalist with a focus on data-driven and investigative reporting. He has worked as reporter for the non-profit newsroom Correctiv and as a freelance medical and science journalist for NDR, “Stern”, “Der Spiegel” and “Nature”. He develops www.followthegrant.org, a tool for investigating conflicts of interest. Hristio has master’s degrees in biology from the TU Dresden and journalism from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He graduated from the German National Academic Foundation’s “Science and Foreign Journalism” program in 2011, was with the “Washington Post” as an Arthur F. Burns Fellow in 2012 and was voted the number three science journalist in Germany by “Medium Magazin” in 2016.

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.

Craig Harris

Chief sub editor

Craig Harris

Chief sub editor

+44 20 7216 6551

London

Craig runs the subs desk at *Research. He is a production journalist with more than ten years’ experience editing, writing and commissioning content for many print and digital publications. Craig has covered several compelling subjects throughout his career – including nursing, technology and the advertising industry – and has a BA in politics, philosophy and economics from the Open University.

Grace Harrison

Senior Designer and Senior Production Editor

Grace Harrison

Senior Designer and Senior Production Editor

London

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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.

Orlen Crawford

Production Editor

Orlen Crawford

Production Editor

After graduating with a Master’s in Archaeology, Orlen joined the *Research team as an Editorial Researcher. They transitioned to the production side of things and now work behind the scenes to ensure content is delivered to our readers in style.

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