Wendy Barnaby is a freelance journalist and former chair of the Association of British Science Writers. She is currently the Editor of People & Science, the magazine of the British Science Association.
Her media training clients include the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the British Psychological Society, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the National Trust.
She makes radio science programmes for the BBC and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Her radio work has been shortlisted for the prestigious GlaxoSmithKline annual awards for excellence in science journalism.
She has written for many publications, including Nature, New Scientist and Times Higher Education. She teaches science writing on the MSc in Science Communication at Imperial College London, and the MSc in Risk, Health and Science Communication at the University of Bath.
Wendy is a member of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s Bioscience and Society Panel.
A graduate of Sydney University, she joined the Australian diplomatic corps before switching to journalism.
Among her sole-authored publications, The Plague Makers (Vision, latest ed 2002) gives a general audience an insight into biological warfare. Directing the flow: a new approach to integrated water resources management, summarises current research on water problems, and was published by the European Commission in 2006. Her essay, “Do nations go to war over water?” was published in Nature in March 2009.